Situation in ATO area has become more tense. Militants shelled Ukrainian positions 104 times over the previous 24 hours, ATO press center informed on Facebook.
Pro-Russian forces shelled Ukrainian positions in Zaitseve, Opytne, Butivka, Leninske, Stanitsa Luhanska, Novotroitske and Avdiivka 21 times from mortars of various calibers.
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Militants used BMP, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions near Novotroitske and Luhanske.
Russia-backed illegal armed groups attacked Ukrainian Armed Forces near Dokuchaevsk and Novotroitske from 120 mm mortars and small arms.
Ukrainian Armed Forces returned fore 16 times.
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Ceasefire, approved during Minsk negotiation, came into force on December 23, at midnight. However, militants continue to violate ceasefire by shelling ATO positions on daily basis.