Ukraine reports one KIA amid 12 enemy attacks in Donbas on Jan 16
Russia's hybrid military forces on January 16 mounted 12 attacks on Ukrainian Army positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA).
"The armed forces of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire 12 times on January 16. One Ukrainian soldier was killed 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 January 17.
The enemy engaged Ukrainiain troops with proscribed 152mm and 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns, and small arms. In addition, the enemy employed sniper fire.
Under attack were Ukrainian positions near the villages of Novotroyitske, Travneve, Novotoshkivske, Myronivske, Luhanske, Novozvanivka, Orikhove, and Zaitseve.
From 00:00 to 07:00 Kyiv time on Friday, January 17, Russian-led forces were observing the ceasefire.