Day in Donbas: Russian occupants fired once, no casualties recorded

Source : 112 Ukraine

The enemy fired small arms near Krymske village
08:31, 9 March 2019

No casualties among the Ukrainian Armed Forces were spotted in the Donbas combat zone on Friday, March 8, as the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) HQ reported.  

The Russian occupants opened fire at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over 24 hours. The enemy fired with small arms in the North group area, near Krymske settlement.

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However, the Russian militants did not use heavy machine guns, mortar, and artillery, in other words, the Minsk-banned weaponry.

No attacks have been spotted since midnight of March 9.

Earlier, on March 8, the deal on the ceasefire regime has come into force in the Donbas conflict zone. The agreement has been reached previously by the subgroup on the security of the Contact Group on conflict settlement of eastern Ukraine.

It also should be noted that Russian militants have fired once today, March 8, despite the armistice they promised yesterday.

On March 7, five Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone, as the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) HQ reported this.  

The Russian militants violated the ceasefire regime 18 times, including they used 14 times Minsk-banned weaponry. The enemy attacked the Armed Forces of Ukraine with 152 mm artillery system and 120mm and 82 mm mortar, they used 119 shells.

Related: Militants stop three ICRC trucks with humanitarian aid on way to Donbas

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