Over the last 24 hours, Russia-backed militants have violated the ceasefire in Donbas 14 times, using weapons of calibers prohibited by Minsk agreements. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.
Thus, the enemy attacked Ukrainian positions in the area of the Joint Forces operation with 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, grenade/rocket launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms.
The occupiers opened fire near Pavlopol, Taramchuk, Marinka, and twice near Avdiivka (Donetsk region). They also attacked the Ukrainian positions near Khutir Vilnyi, Troitske, and Popasna (Luhansk region).
Two servicemen of the Joint Forces were wounded in the enemy shelling.
As we reported earlier, the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic stated that it was not going to open the checkpoints in Donbas despite the intentions of the Ukrainian side.
“As the official representative in the humanitarian group, I publicly declare that the checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska will not work tomorrow. We consider the statement of Ukraine as another provocation. It was the unilateral statement,” so-called representative of the militants Olga Kobtseva stated.