Russia's hybrid military forces on January 8 mounted five attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action.

"The armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire five times on January 8. Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in enemy shelling," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters said on Facebook in a morning update on January 9.

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The enemy engaged Ukrainian troops with proscribed 122mm artillery systems, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and rifles.

Under attack came Ukrainian positions near the villages of Lebedynske, Khutir Vilny, Novo-Oleksandrivka, and Novoluhanske.

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