Donbas conflict: 21 ceasefire violations, no victims among Ukrainian soldiers

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian-backed militants used mortars, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns
10:58, 27 October 2019


Russian occupants violated the set ceasefire 21 times in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area over the past 24 hours. The enemy used mortars, grenade launchers, and heavy machine guns. The HQ of the JFO reported that on its Facebook page

"Seven attacks were recorded in the direction of the Donetsk region. The combatants shelled Nevelske using heavy machine guns and Marinka using grenade launchers of different systems and small arms. The mercenaries of the Russian  Federation opened fire in the direction of Talakivka twice with heavy machine guns and small arms. Krasnohorivka and Pavlopil were attacked with rocket-propelled and anti-tank grenade launchers," says the message. 

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"The illegal armed formations shelled the emplacements of Ukrainian servicemen 14 times in Luhansk region. The enemy attacked Novoluhanske 5 times using 82 mm mines, grenade launcher of various systems and heavy machine guns. Russian invaders also opened fire near Vilne Village and Zolote settlement with under-barrel grenade launchers, small arms, and automatic grenade launchers. The enemy used 82 and 120 mm mines as well as rocket-propelled grenade launchers to open fire near Luhanske and Zaitseve," the HQ added.

No victims among the staff of the Joint Forces were recorded. 

Since the beginning of Sunday, the members of illegal armed gangs have violated the truce three times. All the attacks were observed in the Luhansk region. Pro-Russian militaries used heavy machine guns,n 82 mm mines, small arms, and hand anti-tank grenade launchers to shell the positions of Ukrainian fighters near Luhanske, Novoluhanske, and Svitlodarsk. 

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