Marchuk published abstracts from the documents submitted in Minsk about escalation in ATO zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

These documents are required for maneuvers in negotiation process with Russian side, - Marchuk
10:35, 27 August 2016

112 Agency

Yevhen Marchuk, representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group published abstracts of the documents, reflecting the picture of the sharp deterioration in the Donbas, after he returned from Minsk yesterday. These documents were represented during the negotiations in Minsk.

"These documents are required for maneuvers in negotiation process with Russian side. All information from the Ukrainian side is officially transferred by the OSCE SMM", - he wrote.

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According to the published data, illegal armed formations violated the ceasefire 1386 times, including 675 cases recorded by the use of arms, which, according to the Minsk agreement should have been withdrawn, namely, tanks shelling, 152 mm, 122 mm, mortars, 120 mm and 82 mm shelling in the period from 1 to 25 August 2016.

Illegal armed groups carried out nine clashes, number of pointed fire attacks increased by 97% of Ukraine's positions, which leads to an increase in combat deaths among the Ukrainian Armed Forces servicemen. Militants even attempted expansion of the occupied territories.

Within a 70 km security zone detected

Multiple launch rocket systems, which should have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements, from the 70 km demarcation zone. For the period from August 1 to 25, 4 units of 300-mm MLRS "Smerch" were detected.

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