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Russia's hybrid military forces on November 16 mounted 15 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA).

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"The armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 15 times on November 16. One Ukrainian soldier was killed as a result of enemy shelling," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said in an update posted on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on November 17.

The enemy opened fire from proscribed 120mm and 82mm mortars, cannons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms. Sniper fire intensified as well, the report said.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the towns of Maryinka and Popasna, and the villages of Starohnativka, Hnutove, Nevelske, Pavlopil, Mayorsk, Luhanske, Novoluhanske, Zaitseve, and Krymske.

"From day-start [on November 17], armed groups of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries showed no fire activity. There were no casualties among JF troops," the press center added.