Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 23 times from 00:00 to 18:00 on Saturday, December 24, according to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
”Most of the attacks were recorded in the Mariupol sector near the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Shyrokyne and Vodiane. The militants fired 120mm mortars twice near the village of Talakivka,” the ATO HQ said in an evening update.
In the Donetsk sector, the Ukrainian positions were attacked near the so-called Svitlodarska Duha bulge and the town of Avdiyivka.
In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers shelled the village of Zhovte.
”Since the attacks were provocative, the Ukrainian military did not fire back,” the report says.