Since the beginning of the day, Russian militants allowed four ceasefire violations in Donbas combat area. They used the Minsk-banned weaponry. The HQ of the Joint Forces Operations reported that on Facebook.
In Donetsk region, the enemy shelled positions of Joint Forces from a mounted anti-tank grenade launcher and small arms. In Opytne, they fired heavy machine guns and small arms. In Krasnohorivka, they attacked a civilian vehicle, using a drone to drop the rocket-propelled grenade next to the car. No one suffered any injuries in the attack.
Seven 120 mm mines hit the vicinities of Novotoshkivske, Luhansk region.
No casualties were observed among Ukrainian troops. The situation in all three disengagement areas remains stable.
The agreements on the disengagement of forces at three new areas of Donbas are still not reached as ND reported citing Ukraine’s representative on security issues at Trilateral Contact Group, deputy commander of Joint Operation Forces Bohdan Bondar. At the session of this subgroup, which took place in the regime of the video conference, Bondar accused the Russian side of the absence of progress at the talks.
“There is particular progress but it is blocked by the Russian side to disrupt the fulfillment of the decision of the previous Normandy Format summit on December 9 and prevent the prospect of the new meeting of the format leaders", he said. "We say that we are ready to consider the position of Russia but the compromise is not reached yet”.