Russian proxies attack Ukraine three times in last day, no casualties reported

09:47, 16 January 2018
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Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas three times in the past 24 hours, with no Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed or wounded in action, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters.

Photo from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

"The tension along the contact line has slightly weakened over the past day, but the Russian occupation units failed to fully adhere to the ceasefire," the press center said.

Read alsoUkraine reports 2 WIA's amid six enemy attacks in last dayIn particular, the enemy used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to shell the defenders of the village of Zaitseve, which is in the Luhansk sector.

In the Donetsk sector, the militants used 82mm mortars, machine guns and small arms near the village of Shyrokyne. The Ukrainian positions near the village of Kamianka came under fire from grenade launchers of various types, heavy machine guns and small arms.

No violations of the ceasefire were recorded in other areas.

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