Militants of the so-called DPR and LPR opened fire at Ukrainian positions seven times since midnight. On one occasion, Grad, the multiple missile launch system, was used, ATO Press Centre posted at Facebook.
"By the latest reports, militants used Grad missile launchers to attack our positions near Troitske and Bohuslavske", the Press Centre reported. According to the ATO Staff, since 7 a.m. militants opened fire three times, using anti-tank guided missile launchers near Hranitne. They used small arms to fire at positions near Horlivka. An enemy sniper opened fire near Opytne.
The ATO Press Centre added that Ukrainian army units strictly abide by Minsk agreements, as well as the recommendations to unconditionally cease fire that were voiced out in Minsk yesterday. “The Ukrainian forces withstand any sort of enemy provocations”, the Press Centre admitted.
The mentioned facts of the ceasefire breach is considered as militant’s inadequate position on fulfillment of Minsk agreements, and their unwillingness to de-escalate the situation.
Previously, December 22, negotiators of Minsk Trilateral Contact Group agreed on the full and unconditional ceasefire, as well as suspension of any maneuvers of armed units in Donbas. The ceasefire was supposed to hold during the entire winter holidays’ period.