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Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 12 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another two as wounded in action (WIA).

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"One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another two were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, four occupiers were killed and another three were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on January 15, 2019.

Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms to attack the defenders of the villages of Novomykhailivka, Pavlopil, Starohnativka, Chermalyk, Taramchuk, Pisky, Vodiane, Hladosove, Novotoshkivske, Krymske, and Triokhizbenka.

"Since Tuesday midnight, Russian-led forces have attacked the Ukrainian positions near the village of Slavne, using grenade launchers, while those near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka came under fire from automatic grenade launchers. No casualties among Ukrainian troops have been reported since the start of the day," the report said.