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that have happened in Ukraine today
Ukraine abolishes its status of a military non-aligned country
Rebels made 9 attempts to provoke ATO forces; UAVs are actively used
Rebels violated the ceasefire deal nine times in the evening and overnight.
"The situation in the ATO area remains tense", the ATO press-centre said on the morning of December 23.
Rebels shelled the weather-tower of the Donetsk airport and the village of Pisky overnight.
They also carried out attacks on the suburbs of Nikishyno and a Debaltseve switching station with small arms and grenade launchers.
Positions of Ukrainian troops were also fired at in the settlements of Lomakino and near Gnutove.
Militants fired into the thermal power plant in the town of Schastya with grenade launchers.
Positions of ATO troops were mortared near the settlement of Sokolnyky.
A clash between Ukrainian military and illegal armed formations happened near the settlement of Krymske.
Additionally, the use of drones of illegal armed formations has intensified. Over ten unmanned aerial vehicles were observed in the sky over the city of Mariupol.
"In spite of such a large number of attacks, all rebel activities had only a provocative character," the press centre said.
3 soldiers wounded in the ATO area in the past 24 hours
Lavrov is not happy about Ukraine's abolishment of the status of a military non-aligned country
Ministry of Defence: A new wave of mobilization to begin straight after the holidays