May 25, militants violated the ceasefire in Donbas 16 times, using weapons of calibers that are prohibited by the Minsk agreements. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine's Defense Ministry.
Thus, the occupiers fired at the positions of the Joint Forces with 120-mm and 82-mm caliber mortars, as well as grenade/rocket launchers, BMP weaponry, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms.
Most of the violations were recorded in the Donetsk region - 14 cases. The Ukrainian positions near Piskiv, Orikhove, and Bohdanivka were under attack.
As a result of the shelling, no casualties among the personnel of Joint Forces were reported.
As we reported earlier, Vice Prime Minister, First Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Delegation at the Trilateral Contact Group Oleksiy Reznikov believes that Russia needs Crimea for presence in the Black Sea and Donbas.
He predicts that Ukraine will return Donbas faster than Crimea. "The Crimean peninsula will be returned to the composition of the Ukrainian state - all in good time," Reznikov said.