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Russia's hybrid military forces have violated the ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, twice since Friday morning.

"They attacked our defenders' strongholds twice, using grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation said on Facebook in an evening update on Friday, January 18.

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The area near the village of Hnutove was under enemy sniper fire.

No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported for the period from 00:00 to 18:00 Kyiv time on Friday.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian-led forces mounted 13 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas on January 17, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action.