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Russia's hybrid military forces mounted five attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action.

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"One Ukrainian soldier was 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 published on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on January 16, 2019.

Russian occupation forces opened fire from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms, attacking the defenders of the villages of Slavne and Hnutove.

The enemy also employed 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near the village of Krymske, as well as automatic grenade launchers near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka.

"Since Wednesday midnight, Russian-led forces haven't attacked the Ukrainian positions yet," the report said.