Russia-backed militants launched 33 attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas over the last 24 hours. Lebedynske was shelled from 122 mm artillery; thus, militants violated the Christmas cesefire offered by Minsk talks parties. The enemy used 82 mm mortars to attack outposts in Vodyane, Shyrokyne and Talakivka. Grenade launchers and small arms fire was reported in Starohnativka, Shyrokyne and Pavlopol. A sniper opened fire in Novotroitske.
Mortars and IFVs shelled Ukrainian positions in Luhanske, Artemove, Novhorodske and Verkhnyotoretske. In Zaitseve, the enemy opened fire from small arms.
RPGs and small arms were used during attacks on Stanytsia Luhanska and Novozvanivka, Luhansk region.