On December 24, Russian mercenaries violated the ceasefire in Donbas seven times. The enemy used 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. The press office of Ukraine's Defence Ministry reported that.
In Donetsk region, illegal armed gangs opened fire once, in Berezove.
In Luhansk region, the pro-Kremlin bandits landed six attacks on Ukrainian positions. 82 mm mines hit Novoluhanske. In Krymske, Svitlodarsk and Shumy, the enemy used grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.
One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded in combat.
Recently, Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine notified a Russian citizen of suspicion of torturing Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas. The Russian mercenary served with the so-called DNR, Donetsk People's Republic. The man is known by the callsign "Moscow". In 2014-2015, he was directly involved in military actions in the combat zone in eastern Ukraine. Joining efforts with regular Russian military units, he participated in the 2015 battle for Donetsk airport. It appeared that the individual tortured fighters of the Ukrainian military, the Prosecutor General's Office reported.