Russian-backed militants violate ceasefire five times, one Ukrainian soldier wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

The invaders did not use the prohibited weapons
23:55, 12 August 2019


Russian-backed militaries attacked Ukrainian positions without using of the prohibited weapons in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone, as the JFO HQ reported.

The members of illegal armed gangs violated the truce four times in Donetsk region. They shelled Ukraine’s Army positions neat Pyshchevyk using anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. Shyrokyne was attacked by the invaders with the help of hand anti-tank grenade launchers. They also shelled Novotroitske using heavy machine guns.

The enemy violated the set ceasefire in Luhansk region near Zaitseve. Sniper weaponry was used to attack the territories.

As a result of the shellings, one Ukrainian soldier got injured.  

As it was reported earlier, Russian armed mercenaries attacked positions of Ukrainian troops eight times on August 11. According to Ukraine's Defense Ministry, they did not use any of the Minsk-banned weaponry over the said period. In Starohnativka, Vodyane, and Novotroitske, the enemy fired anti-tank grenade launchers. Various kinds of grenade launchers were also used near Pavlopol and Hnutove.

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