Since the beginning of the day, January 12, Russian militants opened fire in Donbas eight times. They used the weapons of banned calibers, as the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported.
All attacks occurred in Donetsk region. In Vodyane, the enemy used 82 mm mortars. In Pisky, the Ukrainian troops reported the use of 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. Near Vodyane, Avdiivka and Krasnohorivka, pro-Russian mercenaries fired grenade launchers. Heavy machinegun fire was reported near Verkhnyotoretske.
Ukrainian warriors returned fire on several occasions. The Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Coordination Centre informed the OSCE about the ceasefire violations. None of Ukrainian servicemen were killed or wounded within the last 24 hours.
Ukrainian combat engineers cleared more than five hectares of land from landmines and passed 90 explosive items for further safe destruction.