"Ceasefire" in Donbas at risk: militants carry out provocative attacks

14:44, 24 December 2016
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Combined Russian-separatist forces have carried out provocative attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian troops, despite the ceasefire, starting from 00:00 Kyiv time on December 24, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reported on Facebook.


Twenty-five minutes after midnight, the militants launched a provocative fire from small arms on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Zhovte in the Luhansk sector. They were using the same type of weapons on the town of Maryinka from 06:54 to 07:10 and from 09:30 to 09:45. From 09:54 to 10:10 Kyiv time, the enemy was firing on the village of Shyrokyne.

Read alsoJCCC: Ceasefire introduced along contact line in DonbasIn addition, the occupiers were opening fire from small arms on the village of Novotroyitske from 10:25 to 10:35 Kyiv time.

The Ukrainian military did not respond to provocations, the headquarters said.

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