The HQ of the Joint Forces Operation denied the informantion that appeared in one of the Ukrainian media on October 26. The outlet claimed that Ukrainian forces re-took the village of Staromariivka, Donetsk region. The denial was published on the Facebook page of the HQ.
On Tuesday, the official of so-called "Foreign Ministry of Donetsk People's Republic" stated that Ukrainian forces attempted to take the village. Later that day, Babel cited a source in Ukraine's Defense Ministry that said the attempt was successful, and the troops remained in Staromariivka on October 25.
The HQ of the Joint Forces Operation claims that positions of Ukrainian forces remain unchanged.
"The Command of Joint Forces states that this information is false. It's another attempt of Russia's illegal armed formations to discredit and blame Ukraine for breaching the disengagement line", reads the message.