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Moreover, the intelligence reports that the tensions between Russia-backed separatist forces and their commanders - Russian officers - continue to escalate. On December 26, there was a gunfight in Bryanka between drunk soldiers and Russian officers that conducted a spot check, Ukraine Today reports.

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As a result, one person was killed and several more were wounded. Because of this, soldiers were forbidden to leave the headquarters and were stripped of compensation for injuries that were sustained while they were drunk. This caused even more disagreements with their supervisors.