"The militants of the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR") continue using sniper weapons. At about 15:00 on December 21, a sniper opened fire on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near the village of Krymske (Luhansk region). The firing originated from the village of Sokilnyky (Luhansk region) simultaneously with provocative attacks with the use of large-caliber light weapons and automatic grenade launchers," the report says.

Read alsoOne Ukrainian soldier killed, two wounded amid 16 attacks in past dayIt is noted that the Ukrainian side of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) in Donbas condemns such actions by militants, who "endanger the life and health of the civilian population, worsen the humanitarian situation and exacerbate the armed conflict in Donbas."