One Ukrainian soldier wounded today as result of shelling in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian occupying forces violated ceasefire 7 times
22:15, 20 October 2018

The National Interest

In the area of the Joint Forces operation in Donbas on October 20, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded as a result of shelling. This is reported on the Joint Forces Facebook page.

During the current day, the Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire 7 times. In one case, in the Hnutove area, the enemy used an anti-tank guided missile.

In addition, the enemy opened aimed fire from grenade launchers of various systems, large-caliber machine guns and small arms at the positions of the Joint forces in the settlements of Shumy, Marinka, Hnutove and Shirokine.

First Deputy Head of the SMM OSCE in Ukraine Alexander Hug, who resigns from this position on October 31, thinks that the combat actions in Donbas can be stopped during one hour as Voice of America reported.

At the same time, he emphasized that it will take much longer time for the final completion.

Answering the question about his attitude to the reproaches in the espionage and even accusations that the activity of his mission was used for the attacks that led to the deaths of people, he recognized that it is "not a big amenity" to turn out to be between two fighting sides.

"I would lie if I tell that it is easy," he said.

However, Hug thinks that his work which is ungrateful sometimes will be sued for the stop of the war and will become important in the historical sense.

After the finish of the conflict, the time for the solution of other issues connected with the war will come as Hug thinks. He exemplified the words with the need of the demining of the territories.  At the same time, he evades answering questions about the guilty side, saying that "it does not help him to solve the issues he faces".

Earlier we reported that Alexander Hug resigns from the office of OSCE SMM deputy head. After this, he intends to travel across Ukraine to see not only war and deprivation.

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