On December 20, Russian militants used SPG-9 grenade launcher to open fire in the vicinities of Kamyanka, Donetsk region. They hit a John Deere tractor that was on its way back from farming operations. Press office of Trilateral Contact Group reported that on Monday.
"The tractor driver sustained light injury. Military medics rendered first aid, and then, the wounded man was taken to the hospital. He is currently at home; his condition is stable", reads the message.
Earlier president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin announced the intention to continue increasing support for certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, RBC-Ukraine reported. During the wrap-up annual press conference, the Russian president said that the settlement of the military conflict in Donbas is inevitable, but it is unclear when exactly it will happen.
Putin added that after the Normandy summit in Paris last year, a ceasefire and an exchange of prisoners were achieved. However, so far nothing has been resolved in the social and economic spheres, as well as in the framework of the political settlement.
“In my opinion, the solution is inevitable. The only question is when. It largely depends on the current Ukrainian government. Well, we, Russia, have always supported Donbas and will continue to support it. We will even increase our support for Donbas. It concerns production support, producing solutions in social and infrastructural spheres. We will move in this direction,” Putin said.