Ukrainian soldier received fatal injuries in Donbas conflict zone on Saturday, November 17. This was announced by the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) headquarters in the evening report on Facebook.
As of 18.00, the pro-Russian militants violated the ceasefire 7 times, 6 times firing at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine using weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements.
Militants attacked the districts of Stanytsia Luhanska, Zholobok, Novotoshkivske, Orikhove, Marinka, and Hnutove using various types of weapons.
"The situation in the JFO area remains under the control of the Ukrainian military," the headquarters assured.
“Nevertheless, we think that there is no other way, and we will have to agree on something. I hope, that people who will head the state in the future, whoever it is… will come to the conclusion that there is no other way, except the peaceful one, and it is important to implement Minsk Agreements,” he said.
At the same time, Putin did not predict whether the situation in Ukraine would change after the elections. He spoke against the meetings in Normandy format during the pre-election campaign in Ukraine calling them pointless. Besides, the President of Russia accused Ukraine of “non-fulfillment of Minsk Agreements,” which became a tradition.
Earlier, Heiko Maas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, stated that all the efforts of the participants of the Normandy format are taken to develop UN peacekeeping mission project in Donbas.