Russia-backed militants 21 times attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas, ATO Press Centre reported.
Emplacements near Opytne and Avdiivka, Donetsk region, were attacked from small arms. Positions in Starohnativka and Shyrokyne villages located near government-held port city of Mariupol were attacked from large-caliber machineguns and small arms. Luhanske was shelled from automatic grenade launchers.
An enemy tank fired at Troitske, at the frontier of Donetsk and Luhansk regions – another case of the use of the weaponry banned by Minsk agreement.
In Luhansk region, however, Russian troops and local illegal armed units didn’t violate the ceasefire.
Previously, January 9, two Ukrainian servicemen perished near Mayorsk in Donetsk region.