"October 3 marked 100 days since the agreement on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas, established on July 27, took force. This is the longest ceasefire observed in Donbas over the years of war. It allowed for a nine-fold decrease in combat losses among Ukrainian troops,” the President's Office posted on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.
As noted, during the period from July 27 to October 3, three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eleven soldiers were wounded in armed hostilities in the Joint Forces Operation area. At the same time, according to the President's Office, 29 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 98 soldiers were wounded during the same period in 2019.
In addition, the President's Office added that the average number of attacks on Ukrainian positions over 100 days of the ceasefire regime decreased 5.5-fold compared to the same period last year. From July 27 to October 3, Ukrainian positions came under fire 224 times, while over the same period last year – 1,241 times.
"This year's ceasefire agreements have made it possible to drastically reduce the number of attacks from heavy weapons. After all, since the beginning of 2020, the number of attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by pro-Russian militants reached 16-18 per day with the predominant use of heavy weapons,” the President's Office informed.
As reported, yet another "full and comprehensive ceasefire" officially began on July 27 this year.
On September 6, the armed formations of the Russian Federation opened fire from small arms on Joint Forces’ positions near Prychepylivka in Luhansk region. One Ukrainian serviceman received a fatal wound.
On October 30, the armed formations of the Russian Federation used grenade launchers of various systems and small arms to open fire on the positions of Ukrainian defenders near Vodiane, two Ukrainian servicemen received fatal wounds.
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