Christmas in Donbas: 42 militant attacks, 2 WIA
Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 42 times in the past 24 hours, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
In the Mariupol sector, the militants repeatedly fired artillery systems and mortars of different calibers on the villages of Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Pavlopil, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Talakivka, Hnutove, Vodiane, Shyrokyne and Pavlopil. Additionally, enemy snipers were active in Shyrokyne and Talakivka.
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In the Donetsk sector, Russia's hybrid military force shelled mortars and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Luhanske and the town of Avdiyivka.