Day in Donbas: Militants violate ceasefire regime 16 times, one soldier injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

Militants used weapons of prohibited calibers
11:05, 12 November 2019


Occupants attacked positions of Ukrainian military 16 times and used weapons of the prohibited calibers on November 11, the Joint Forces Operation HQ reports.

In the area of responsibility of the tactical group "East" Russian soldiers violated the ceasefire regime seven times. 82-mm mortars and small arms were applied near Gnutovo; anti-tank grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns were utilized in the area of Verkhnotoretske.

In the area of responsibility of the tactical group "North" mercenaries violated the ceasefire regime nine times. They fired from large-caliber machine guns, anti-tank and automatic grenade launchers at positions near Luhanske; grenade launchers and small arms were applied near Orikhove.

As a result, one Ukrainian soldier was injured.

Related: Prystaiko speaks on disengagement of forces in Donbas

As we reported earlier, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine welcomed the beginning of the disengagement of forces and equipment from the demarcation zone in Petrivske area in Donbas. This was stated by head of mission Yaşar Halit Çevik, the press service of the OSCE reports.

The mission reaffirmed its commitment to monitor and verify the disengagement process after the SMM recorded how the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as militants, left the demarcation zone with weapons.

“Additional SMM patrols were deployed, along with stationary cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles. We welcome any steps towards progress and are ready to help,” Çeviksaid stated.

Related: Date of Normandy Summit can be discussed after completion of disengagement of forces in Donbas, - Peskov

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