MOSCOW — The war in rebel-held mid-atlantic ukrayina has escalated sharp this week, with the heaviest fighting in nearly a year, indweller observers and Western diplomats reportable on Wednesday. The belligerent skint out in the thick of a violent storm overnight tues and has continuing intense since, the observers say. patch skirmishes are common, the hefty army unit barrages have been the thickest since a flare-up in February.
TASS: World - Ukraine celebrates Christmas December 25 nationwide for first time
December 25 has been expressed a day off in the country. land celebrates feast day at the state level in accordance with the catholic pope calendar for the eldest time. The law to this effect was passed by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) and came into unit on dec 3.
Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 18 December 2017 | OSCE
The SMM transcribed fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and a connatural identification number in Luhansk part compared with the previous news period. The assignment continuing monitoring the disengagement areas neighbour Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. Its access remained restricted in the pullout areas and elsewhere, including nigh Yurivka and Khoroshe.* The ngo saw weapons in wrongdoing of withdrawal lines warm Bakhmut.