On Saturday, in the area of Donbas conflict, militants fired only twice at the positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces. Despite this one of the fighters was fatally wounded. This was reported by the press center of the headquarters of anti-terrorist operation in Facebook.
Thus, illegal armed groups opened fire at 4 a.m. from a small arms in the Luhansk direction near Novooleksandrivka. The Armed Forces returned fire, resulting in losses.
Another shelling was repotred in the afternoon on the Mariupol direction in the Pavlopil area, where a large-caliber machine gun was used. The Ukrainian military again opened fire in response, and stopped the shelling.
Earlier US State Department's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said that prerequisites for holding local elections in ORDLO will appear after the introduction of peacekeepers to Donbas.
"This is one of the reasons for the slowdown of the Minsk process: on the one hand, there is an agreement to hold elections, on the other hand, in the current situation, their implementation is unrealistic. If an acceptable way of attracting international peacekeeping forces is found, then a safe tool, a mean for the physical control of the territory will appear. In conditions of effective international monitoring, the organization of local elections is possible, "he said.