Firing along the front line still remains lower than before the agreed Nov 29th ceasefire. However, it’s creeping up and people are dying again.
With Russia’s occupation forces using mortars on new years day, 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed and yesterday 2 were reported as wounded. Today report lists Russian forces having opened up 5 times, but without the use of heavy weapons such as mortars. All this Russian firing is simply designed to provoke return fire. Russia hopes any Ukrainian suppressing fire will hit civilians & property. Then their propaganda machine kicks in saying Ukraine’s broken the ceasefire and is deliberately trying to kill civilians.
Video from yesterday with front line Ukrainian soldiers talking about the new year.