As of 6 p.m. Thursday, December 27, Russian occupant forces violated the ceasefire regime in Donbas three times, the Defense Ministry reported.
The outposts of Ukrainian soldiers were shelled from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms in the area of Avdiivka and Pishchevik, Donetsk region.
An enemy sniper opened fire in the area of Vodyane, Donetsk region.
The Ukrainian defenders returned fire, using small arms.
No casualties among the Ukrainian military were observed over the period.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine took control of almost entire “grey zone” in Donbas, as Yuriy Biryukov, the President’s Advisor, said on air of one of the TV channels. He specified that since the Anti-terrorist operation began in May 2014, the Ukrainian army managed to liberate two-thirds of the territory of the occupied Donbas.