A few hours before the agreed ceasefire, the militants continue to fire from tanks. Chronicle of the ATO

In the area of ATO in the Donbas on Friday, December 22, 11 militants again opened fire.

“More than half of the cases of Ukrainian soldiers suppressed the firing activity of the enemy”, – stated in the message the press center of staff ATO.

The wounded and the dead among the Ukrainian fighters for today, no.

On Lugansk the direction fighters fired at the fortifications of the ATO forces from 120-mm mortars, APCS and tanks on the outskirts of Zaitsev.

In Donetsk direction was hot. There, in the area of the Sands, during the first half of the day repeated bombardments of the militants from 120-mm mortars and tanks. Russian mercenaries released near this front-line village more than 70 ammunition. Fire is also significant tension in this area was observed on the sea of Azov. There, the militants used heavy 152-mm artillery and 120 mm mortars near Lebedinsky and Water.

Other key areas of the restless was near Avdeevka and the Heater – where the militants fired rocket-propelled grenades of various types and small arms.

We will remind, after four hours of 23 December at 00:00 in the Donbas should be a ceasefire because of the Christmas and new year holidays. The parties agreed on 20 December at the talks in Minsk.

“Divisions of Armed forces of Ukraine in the ATO area in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, of course respecting the Minsk agreement, ready to ensure the implementation of all activities for the introduction and maintenance of the ceasefire regime on the contact line of the parties in the East of Ukraine. At the same time, only in the event of a threat to the life and health of the local population, personnel of the APU in the area ATO, carrying out provocative actions by illegal armed groups ORLO and ORDO about trying to change a certain line of demarcation, the Armed forces of Ukraine at any moment ready to take up arms in response”, – reads the statement of the Ukrainian side of the JCCC.

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