Militants of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR 42 times breached the ceasefire in Donbas throughout January 1, ATO Press Centre reported at Facebook.
In late hours of January 1, militants opened adjusted fire from small arms on Ukrainian positions near Sartana, in the area of Mariupol, Donetsk region. Emplacements in Shyrokyne were fired at from large-calibre machineguns.
North from Horlivka, militants used 82 mm mortars and small arms to attack Ukrainian servicemen standing guard in the area of Zaitsevo. Outposts near Novhorodske were attacked from grenade launchers.
Near Svitlodarsk, Donetsk region, pro-Kremlin mercenaries used grenade launchers and small arms to attack Luhanske. Large-calibre machineguns and small arms were used to shoot at Ukrainian positions near Troitske.
Ukrainian emplacements near Donetsk are also being fired upon. January 1, Russia-backed paramilitary units attacked Pisky, Opytne and Avdiivka.