REUTERS

Russia's hybrid military forces on December 22 mounted eight attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another one as wounded in action (WIA).

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"The armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire eight times on December 22. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another one was wounded 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 December 23.

The enemy opened fire from proscribed 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the town of Krasnohorivka, and the villages of Pisky, Talakivka, Vasylivka, Krymske, Novoluhanske, and Novhorodske.

Since Monday midnight, Russian-led forces have been observing the ceasefire.