Since the beginning of August 5, Russian mercenaries opened fire in Donbas once. This included two shots from an under-barrel grenade launcher, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said.
The shooting took place near Shumy settlement. The Ukrainian servicemen did not return fire. No casualties occurred during the attack.
The Joint Forces carry on with assistance for local residents, trying to improve their quality of life. Power network is being fixed in the areas of Travneve and Gladosovo; people were cut off the grid for a while there because of the military actions.
Earlier, Ukraine's first president and the head of its delegation in Minsk talks group Leonid Kravchuk saqid Russia is trying to prove that the demand of a special status of governance in Donbas is stipulated in the text of Minsk agreements. But that was not true, he said.
"And we've got to prove it. We have to sit down and read it together, and make conclusions", Kravchuk stated.
The official is convinced that one should not be doubting the content of Minsk agreements. However, over the last five years, it became obvious that some provisions of the document do not work, or work with condtradictions, or interpreted in different ways.
"So one has to bring them (provisions) to such system of opinions and actions, which every sides agree on, so as to end the war in Donbas", Kravchuk concluded.