Apart from several local shellings from the Ukrainian side, the situation on the frontline is relatively calm. According to local residents, trench warfare is underway in the north-western outskirts of Gorlovka.
DPR People’s Militia Command summed the ceasefire violations by the Ukrainian side for 2016. Armed Forces of Ukraine fired on the territory of the Republic 143 thousand 613 times, including 78 thousand 223 times by heavy weaponry. 820 buildings and infrastructure facilities were damaged or destroyed on the territory of the Republic as a result of Ukrainian shelling.
According to DPR recon, as of December 2016, Armed Forces of Ukraine accumulated 32 thousand 438 troops, 213 tanks, 351 152mm and 122mm artillery guns, 198 120mm and 82mm mortars, 84 multiple rocket launchers and 1154 armored vehicles at the contact line.