Gorlovka remains a flashpoint. Northern and western outskirts of the city get shelled from the Ukrainian side. Intensive trench warfare is underway in the area of Zaytsevo, Zhovanka, Golmovsky, Shyrokaya Balka villages and Gagarina (Glubokaya) mining village.
Ukrainian artillery is being highly active on the Donetsk direction. In the past 24 hours Yasinovataya, as well as Spartak and Zhabichevo villages on the northern outskirts of Donetsk were shelled. Staromikhailovka, Trudovskie and Aleksandrovka villages in the western part of the city came under artillery fire. Trench warfare is underway in the area of Avdeevka industrial zone and “Volvo-Center”, sounds of explosions are being clearly heard in the northern districts of the capital.
During the night Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled Yasnoye village near Dokuchaevsk, and Elenovka. As a result of damaged power lines Elenovka village lost access to power supply.
The situation stays extremely tense on the southern direction. In the past 24 hours Armed Forces of Ukraine made two breakthrough attempts in the area of Vodyanoye village. The attacks were repelled, Armed Forces of Ukraine lost two people dead, four injured. Today Leninskoye, Sakhanka and Oktyabr villages in Novoazovsky district of DPR came under fire again.
DPR recon continues to register large quantities of military hardware and artillery of Ukrainian army banned by the Minsk Agreements. Location of up to two batteries of 122mm “Gvozdika” self-propelled artillery guns was uncovered in Krasnogorovka, Konstantinovka, as well as in Galitsinovka village. Presence of military instructors from Slovakia was registered in the area of responsibility of the 30th independent motorized brigade of Ukrainian army.
According to updated information, on December 6 Armed Forces of Ukraine violated the ceasefire 2453 times. The enemy shelled towns and villages of the Republic on Gorlovka, Donetsk, Dokuchaevsk and Mariupol directions by 152mm and 122mm artillery guns, 120mm and 82mm mortars, tanks, IFV guns, various grenade launchers. The enemy also fired small arms. In comparison to the previous days the number of ceasefire violations doubled.