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Day in Donbas: Russian mercenaries breach ceasefire twice

Source : 112 Ukraine

One Ukrainian serviceman suffered a fragmentary wound in combat; medics treat his condition as moderately grave
23:56, 3 November 2020

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Since the beginning of the day, Russian mercenaries have twice broken the ceasefire in Donbas. The staff of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on November 3.

The attacks took place in Novoluhanske and Vodyane; the enemy used grenade launchers on both occasions.

One Ukrainian serviceman suffered a fragmentary wound in combat; medics treat his condition as moderately grave. 

Related: Aggravation in Donbas: Trilateral Contact Group agrees to observe ceasefire regime

On November 3, Ukrainian combat engineers defused more than four hectares of the area in the combat zone and passed 56 explosive items for further safe destruction.

Previously, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky asked the Red Cross to assist in the receiving of the list of prisoners and accelerate their swap. The organization answered that this issue is one of the priorities as President of the International Red Cross Committee Peter Maurer stated as the President’s Office reported.

The sides underlined the importance of the prisoner swap on the formula ‘all for all’.

“President of the International Red Cross Committee Peter Maurer reported that Ukraine is the most important among all European countries in the operational activities of the ICRC and the eighth-largest country in the world in terms of the volume of the organization’s work,” the message said.

Moreover, the President of Ukraine and President of the Red Cross discussed the process of mine clearance of 19 agreed areas in Donbas and plans to open new checkpoints at the demarcation line.

Related: Donbas conflict: Two ceasefire violations observed over last 24hrs

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