Russian occupation command continue increasing the level of combat readiness of units of the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Lugansk) Army Corps of Russia's armed forces, Colonel Maksym Prauta reported at a briefing Friday,

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At the same time, intelligence says the Russian occupation administration is intensifying propaganda work toward "military-patriotic and physical education" of youths by developing a ramified structure of public organizations by the model of the Russian "Yunarmia" (Youth Army].

As UNIAN reported earlier, on December 5, Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire eight times.

The enemy fired at the positions of the United Forces, using 82 mm caliber mortars proscribed by the Minsk agreements, as well as grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and other small arms.