Russia's hybrid military forces on December 26 mounted 17 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with a Ukrainian soldier reported as wounded in action.

"The armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 17 times on December 26. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in enemy shelling," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook in a morning update on December 27.

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The enemy opened fire, employing grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the towns of Krasnohorivka and Avdiyivka, and the villages of Nevelske, Vasylivka, Starohnativka, Vodiane, Lebedynske, Pivdenne, Novhorodske, Krymske, Troyitske, Stariy Aidar, Travneve, Shumy, and Orikhove.

"Since Friday midnight, Russia-led forces have attacked Ukrainian positions once near the village of Hladosove, using a tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun and a heavy machine gun," the update said.