On February 21, Russian occupants attacked Ukrainian positions in Donbas seven times. That included the use of Minsk-banned weapons, specifically 82 and 120 mm mortars. The Joint Operation Forces HQ reported this on Friday morning.
The enemy fired mines on Ukrainian outposts in Pisky and Vodyane, Donetsk region. Mine explosions also thundered in Krymske and Katerynivka, Luhansk region.
Three Ukrainian warriors were wounded in combat. The terrorists also took casualties; the Ukrainian intelligence reported that three enemy fighters were killed and four more were wounded in action.
Since the beginning of the day, the enemy fired on Ukrainian positions, using 82 mm mortars, stationary grenade launchers and heavy machineguns in the area of Katerynivka.
Earlier, Iryna Gerashchenko, the representative of Ukraine in Minsk trilateral contact group posted that Ukraine is not going to lead any direct negotiations with the self-styled 'republics' in Donbas or facilitate the legitimization of Kremlin's puppet regimes.
'All these so-called 'authoritative bodies of the republics are illegitimate and non-recognized, even in the Russian Federation. This is why the statements of their so-called 'representatives', whatever their names are, are just the nonsense of the Kremlin. We will discuss the liberation of Donbas with the Kremlin, enjoying the mediation of our international partners - not with the Kremlin's puppets', Gerashchenko wrote.