Since the beginning of the day, Russian proxies breached the ceasefire in Donbas three times. They used the weapons that are banned by Minsk agreements. Press office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on October 19.
In the vicinities of Avdiivka, the enemy opened fire from stationary grenade launchers. In the area of Zaitsevo, the occupants opened fire from RPGs and small arms. 120 mm mines hit the vicinities of Hranitne.
Ukraine's military took no casualties during the day.
Earlier, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin claimed that Russia started the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and it is now impeding peaceful regulation to this conflict. According to him, the United States will be paying maximum efforts to support Ukraine. Austin added that his country would carry on to support defense reform in Ukraine until it meets the criteria for NATO membership.