Previously, Tony Frisch, the Coordinator in the OSCE humanitarian subgroup in Donbas claimed that local elections in the occupied Donbas must be held within the Ukrainian legal framework. "First of all, and that was obviously mentioned, the elections must take place and be held based on the laws of Ukraine. Then, obviously, the ceasefire was always a preliminary condition, and there's no ceasefire now", Frisch said.
On December 17, illegal armed units of Russian mercenaries landed two attacks on the firing positions of Ukrainian fighters. This is mentioned in the Facebook message of the Joint Forces Operation HQ.
The enemy used grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and other small arms.
Both attacks took place in Luhansk region; the armed gangs opened fire in Novoluhanske and Krymske.
The Ukrainian forces took no casualties.