Since the beginning of December 23, militants have violated the ceasefire three times in the Donbas area of hostilities. They used grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns, the press-service of the Ministry of Defense reported.
In the Donetsk region, the militants conducted two attacks against the government positions near Lebedynske (with grenade launchers of various systems) and Starohnativka (with an anti-tank grenade launcher).
In the Luhansk region, the invaders fired near the village of Yuzhny with a heavy machine gun.
As a result of the shelling, losses among the personnel of the Joint Forces Operation were not recorded.
December 23, 2019, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the Law of Ukraine “On the amendment of some legislation acts of Ukraine on the provision of the status and social guarantees to certain persons among the partakers of the Anti-Terrorist Operation”, which settled the provision of the status of the partaker of the combat actions by the volunteers.