Ukrainian intelligence detected the strengthening of the advanced positions of the militants in Donbas as the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported.
"The militants deployed additional elements of the reconnaissance system along the line of contact, increased the number of sniper pairs. Under the guidance of the illegal armed formations’ officers, training in the management of artillery fire with the specification of targets to hit the positions of the United Forces units," the report states.
It is noted that for the period of New Year's holidays, the militants also reinforced the advanced positions of the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Luhansk) Army Corps with additional personnel and means of fire defeat.
We remind that over the past 24 hours in Donbas the militants violated the ceasefire regime three times, using grenade launchers and small arms. As a result of the shelling, a Ukrainian soldier was wounded.