Militants accuse Ukrainian fighters of beginning of attacks, - Joint Forces Operation HQ

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian side refutes such statements
12:54, 18 February 2020


Pro-Russian militants made a statement that the Ukrainian military were the first to open the fire in the morning, February 18 as HQ of the Joint Operation Forces reported on Facebook.

“After losing in the field of battle, the enemy decided to conceal his defeat and made a hastily drafted statement, accusing the Ukrainian side in the attempt of attack. The whole sense of the hostile statement shows the confusion and loss of control over the situation,” the message said.

Besides, the HQ underlined that the Ukrainian military fulfill Minks Agreements and never start to shot the first.

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On February 18, about 5:00 a.m. the militants started the attacks of Ukrainian strongholds in Donbas.

However, after 10:00 a.m. the fight ended: the militants requested the ceasefire regime to evacuate the dead and wounded from the battle filed. The Ukrainian military kept their positions.

Both sides sustain losses – each of them has one deceased; there are found lightly wounded at the Ukrainian side and five seriously wounded at the hostile side.



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