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"The armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire three times on January 1. 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 January 2.

The enemy opened fire from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and rifles.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the villages of Orikhove and Novoluhanske.

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