Over the past day, Jan. 3, Russian-controlled militants 11 times opened fire against Ukrainian soldiers, Censor.NET informs citing ATO press center.
"Yesterday evening, occupants twice used small arms and RPGs to fire on our positions near Shyrokyne, not far from Mariupol.
"At night, occupants delivered random small arms fire at our defenders near Avdiivka, who heroically hold a coal mining facility known as Butivka mine.
"On the border of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, mercenaries opened unaimed small arms fire on Ukrainian army position to the south of Troitske. In the vicinity of Svitlodarsk, militants used heavy machine guns to hit our positions near Luhanske. Since the beginning of the day, illegal armed groups have already committed four attacks against Ukrainian soldiers, all occurring to the north of the temporarily occupied Horlivka, near Novhorodske village, involving only small arms," the report notes.