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Pro-Russian militants violated ceasefire 14 times in Donbas

The enemy eight times used weapons banned by the Minsk agreements
22:12, 4 November 2018

The National Interest
 

From the beginning of the day on November 4, the pro-Russian militants violated the ceasefire in Donbas conflict zone 14 times using weapons banned by the Minsk agreements. As a result of the shelling, one soldier was killed, two more were wounded, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) HQ reported on Facebook.

It was noted that the enemy used weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements eight times.

"The enemy opened targeted fire, using mortars of various calibers, weapons of infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms," the headquarters said.

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Russian occupation troops shelled the positions of the Joint forces near Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Zolote, Avdiivka, Pisky, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Vodiane, and Lebedynske settlements.

As a result of the fighting, one soldier of the United Forces died, another two were injured.

Earlier militants in Donetsk region shelled the supervising station of Ukrainian military and Marinka entry-exit checkpoint, the press office of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. 

‘Russian occupants keep using weapons within certain humanitarian road corridors at the crossing points of boundary line during its work working hours, disregarding their obligations to cease fire and ensure the safety of the civilian population. Yesterday at 6:25 p.m., an aimed fire was opened from small arms and heavy machine-gun fires at the positions of Joint Forces units from the side of Oleksandrivka settlement, not far from Donetsk. Marinka supervising station placed near the entry-exit checkpoint, where the border officers serve with the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, got under the shelling,’ reads the message.  

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