Since the beginning of Friday, August 23, there were no reported shellings of Ukrainian positions in Donbas combat area. Russian mercenaries observe the set ceasefire, as the press service of the Joint Forces reports on its Facebook page.
"During the current day, the members of armed military formations of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries did not shell the positions of the Joint Forces," the HQ reported.
As we reported earlier, Ukrainian demolition experts finished the mine-clearing works in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint. OSCE confirmed this information after the session of the Minsk talks group.
"The SMM saw at least 15 deminers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine entering the disengagement area through the entry-exit checkpoint (EECP) near Stanytsia Luhanska. Inside the disengagement area, the Mission saw eight deminers about 50m west of the asphalt road cutting branches and trees. The SMM saw members of the civil-military administration of Stanytsia Luhanska and four police officers accompanied by a Ukrainian Armed Forces officer of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) walk to the broken section of the bridge and back towards the EECP", reads the OSCE report released on August 21.