Militants twice violated holiday ceasefire in Donbas over the day, - JFO HQ

Source : 112 Ukraine

No casualties in the ranks of the Armed Forces reported
22:17, 29 December 2018

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Representatives of illegal armed groups today twice violated the ceasefire in Donbas. This is reported by the JFO headquarters on Facebook.

It is noted that the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements was not registered.

No casualties in the ranks of the Armed Forces reported a result of the hostilities.

"The positions of our troops were fired from grenade launchers of various systems in the Zalizne area on the Horlivka direction, as well as in the Hnutove settlement on the Mariupol direction. Joint forces divisions used their duty weapons in response to enemy provocations," the JFO headquarters said.

New holiday ceasefire begins in Donbas on December 29, as Yevhen Marchuk, Ukraine’s representative to the Trilateral Contact Group, said on air of Pryamy after the video conference of the group, reported.

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According to Marchuk, the Ukrainian side of the Trilateral Contact Group offered to set ceasefire at the session in Minsk on December 19.

“We offered to impose the regime, termless ceasefire, starting from tomorrow’s night. Since 1 am on December 29, if to be precise. There were some other proposals, to cut it short, we managed to reach such agreement. Today we confirmed that tomorrow (December 29, - ed.) since midnight Ukraine provides a full-scale ceasefire,” Marchuk said.

Later, he specified that the ceasefire does not mean armistice, as it should include political, economic and social components apart from the absence of attacks.

According to him, the ceasefire will be used for the repair of the infrastructure objects which are now destroyed.

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