"Today, Russian-backed militants cynically neglected the peace agreements, violating the ceasefire," writes ATO (anti-terrorist operation) press center on their Facebook page.
At 12.25 am near Troitske, Luhansk region, the militants carried out an attack against Ukrainian positions using anti-tank guided missile. As a result, four Ukrainian wounded.
The fact of attack was recorded by the OSCE observers and the Joint Center for control and coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of the boundary. ATO press center also states that no other cases of truce violation were recorded in eastern Ukraine from midnight to 7 pm.
The head of Donetsk regional administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi stated that the number of regular troops of the Russian Federation that stay in eastern Ukraine has not diminished.
Recalling, September 29, Trilateral contact group in Minsk signed the agreement on withdrawal of small-caliber weapons from the contact line with Russia-backed militants in Donbas. Later, ATO spokesperson Andriy Lysenko announced the arms removal to start in Luhansk region. October 5, a 41-day operation of weapons removal has been launched. Tanks T-64 and T-72, anti-tank gun D-48 and D-44, 85 mm mortars and 2B-82 of 9-millimeter caliber are to be pulled back from the contact line of the eastern Ukraine. The arms withdrawal will be launched in turn: first the sector "A" (Luhansk region), and then the other sectors (from east to west). 14 days are given for the removal of certain armament and armored vehicles from sector "A".