Since the beginning of the day, June 30, Russian mercenaries breached the ceasefire in Donbas twice. They used Minsk-banned weapons, namely 120 mm mortars. The press office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on Tuesday.
The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Nevelske, Donetsk region. They fired 18 mines from 120 mm mortars.
The same sort of weaponry was used in a firefight near Novozvanivka, Luhansk region. The pro-Kremlin illegal armed gangs also fired small arms and anti-tank grenade launchers.
Two Ukrainian soldiers were injured in combat. They were taken to a military hospital for treatment; their lives are beyond danger now.
On June 29, militants violated a ceasefire in Donbas 12 times: missile systems, mortars, grenade launchers, and sniper weaponry were utilized, the press center of the Joint Forces operation reports. The enemy opened fire near Khutir Vilnyi, Krymske, and Luhanske (Luhansk region) and in Berezove, Starohnativka, and Mariinka (Donetsk region).
As we reported earlier, the Council of the European Union has decided to extend the economic sanctions against the Russian Federation regarding its aggression in Donbas.
Such restrictive measures were introduced in 2014 in view of Russia’s destabilizing actions against Ukraine: they target the financial, energy, and defense sectors, as well as the area of dual‑use goods.