In the past 24 hours, Russian proxy forces three times violated the cease-fire regime in Donbas, the press center of the anti-terrorist operation reported on Facebook Friday, 26 January. "Two military servicemen were wounded while on combat missions. They were promptly taken to military hospital and given the necessary assistance," the report said.
In the Donetsk sector, militants fired from 120-mm mortars at Ukrainian positions near Novotroyitske.
In the Azov Sea coastal area, the enemy fired 82-mm mortars at Pavlopil, and used grenade launchers of various types to shell the defenders of Vodyane.
US Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, believes that the war in Donbas can be ended in a year.
On January 23, Volker in Kyiv held a meeting with the president, the chief of the General Staff, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry believes militants observed the ceasefire in these days precisely over the Volker's visit .
On Friday, January 26, Volker is planned to meet with the Russian president's aide Vladislav Surkov in Dubai.