Ukraine reports 1 KIA, 2 WIA's amid six enemy attacks in last day
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas six times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another two as wounded in action (WIA), according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.
"Despite the agreements reached regarding the New Year-Christmas truce, the Russian occupation troops could not fully ensure the ceasefire," the report says.
In the Luhansk sector, the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Luhanske came under fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.
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It is also noted that the Russian occupation forces used grenade launchers and light infantry weapons against the defenders of the villages of Kamianka and Verkhniotoretske.