Russian-led troops violate ceasefire in Donbas 15 times

Russian-led troops violate ceasefire in Donbas 15 times

Ukrinform
The armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire 15 times, using 82mm mortars banned under the Minsk agreements once, in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas over the past day.

“In the zone of action of tactical force ‘East’, Russian-led forces opened fire from grenade launchers of different systems and heavy machine gun on Ukrainian troops near Mykolaivka (77km west of Luhansk); heavy machine guns and small arms – outside Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol); mounted antitank grenade launcher and heavy machine gun – in the area of Marinka (23km south-west of Donetsk); mounted antitank grenade launcher – on the outskirts of Vodiane (94km south of Donetsk);  automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns – near Pavlopol (25km north-west of Mariupol); grenade launchers of different systems, weapons on infantry fighting vehicles, heavy machine guns and small arms – outside Bohdanivka (41km south-west of Donetsk); mounted antitank grenade launcher – near Talakivka (17km north-east of Mariupol); heavy machine gun – outside Krasnohorivka (21km west of Donetsk);hand-held antitank grenade launchers and small arms – in the area of Pisky (11km north-west of Donetsk),” the press center of the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters reports.

In the zone of action of tactical force “North”, Ukrainian positions came under 82mm mortar, automatic grenade launcher and heavy machine gun fire on the outskirts of Katerynivka (64km west of Luhansk).

No casualties among Ukrainian troops were reported over the past day. The Joint Forces adequately returned fire in response to enemy’s shooting in line with the Minsk agreements.

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