Day in Donbas: Six violations of ceasefire since beginning of the day

Source : 112 Ukraine

The situation remains controlled by the Armed forces of Ukraine
22:15, 21 December 2019
Donbas conflict area
Open source
On Saturday, December 21, illegal armed groups six times fired at positions of the Armed forces of Ukraine in Donbas. No losses among our military personnel reported by the press service of JFO HQ.
So, in Donetsk sector, Russian-backed militants fired on the positions of Ukraine's defenders near Krymske, Zaitseve and Volny Khutir.

In Luhansk sector, Armed forces of Ukraine got under enemy fire near Novotroitske and Pisky.

According to the headquarters, the militants fired on the positions of Ukrainian troops from 120 mm caliber mortars banned by the Minsk agreements, as well as from grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. No losses among our fighters reported over the day.

As we reported earlier, a few dozens of people prepared for the return to occupied Donbas by Kyiv asked to exclude them from the exchange list due to the different reasons.

According to one of the sources of the news agency, about 40 people, included in the exchange list, refused to participate in the swap and return to the occupied territory of Donbas.

The interlocutor did not name all reasons for the refusals, he noted that there are people who did not want to return to areas of Donbas uncontrolled by Kyiv and there are people who want to serve the punishment and close the issue of the criminal prosecution in Ukraine.

‘Tough demand of Luhansk’ to legally ‘clear’ from criminal proceedings all people who should be exchanged became one of the reasons that on December 18, at the session of the Trilateral Contact Group, the sides failed to agree on the holding of ‘great exchange’ until the end of the year.

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