Over the past 24 hours, the armed forces of Ukraine violated the Complex of Additional Ceasefire Control Measures 8 times. Since the beginning of the current 24-hour period, the enemy carried out three provocations at the Donetsk front with the use of weaponry, official representative of the DPR PMD Oleg Nikitin reported at the briefing on January 12. Militants from the 23rd motorized infantry battalion of the 56th AFU brigade, in violation of Clause 2 of the Additional Measures, used 82mm mortars and fired 5 mortar shells at the Zhabunki area from positions near Peski, and twice used RPGs and fired five rounds at the Volvo Center of Donetsk. From positions of the 37th motorized infantry battalion near Opytnoye, the enemy attacked Spartak with small arms. Also, Ukrainian fighters attacked the area of Spartak twice with the use of RPGs and AGS from positions of the 3rd mechanized battalion of the 72nd AFU brigade near Avdeyevka. Militants from the 28th AFU brigade fired three AGS rounds at the village of Trudovskaya Mine of Donetsk from positions near Maryinka.
  • At the Mariupol front, militants from the 1st separate marine battalion of the 36th AFU brigade shelled the area of Sosnovskoye with 82 mm mortars from positions near Pavlopol.
Information on casualties and damage to civil infrastructure is being specified. Our observers registered that the enemy had violated Clause 1 of the Additional Measures, particularly the conduct of fortification work to retrofit positions of the 72nd AFU brigade in the Avdeyevka area. The facts of violation were promptly brought to the attention of representatives of the Ukrainian side to the JCCC in order to take action against the perpetrators and exclude the falsification of information on ceasefire violations by Ukrainian militants. In violation of Clause 3 of the Additional Measures, seven units of weaponry and military equipment of the AFU were found to be deployed near residential buildings and municipal facilities in the Ukraine-controlled territory. The 53rd AFU brigade is building up minefields in its area of responsibility. We have registered that ten TM-62 anti-tank mines are planted on the public road at the eastern exit of Beryozovoye.