The statements made by the occupiers on the alleged shelling of populated localities by the Armed Forces of Ukraine are outright lies and provocations, the command of the Joint Forces Operation underscores.
"The Joint Forces Operation Command officially reports that the Joint Forces units strictly adhere to the Minsk Agreements and international humanitarian law. The statements on alleged shelling of populated localities by the Armed Forces of Ukraine are outright lies and provocations for which the occupier country is responsible," the press service of the Joint Forces Operation posted on Facebook.
The Joint Forces stressed that the enemy kept using its propaganda methods of waging an information war in order to accuse the Armed Forces of shelling civilians, thus concealing its own insidious actions.
As of 14:00 on February 18, 45 ceasefire violations by the armed formations of the Russian Federation, including 34 attacks using the weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements, were recorded.
Earlier, representatives of the "media" of the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region accused the Armed Forces of Ukraine of shelling a kindergarten in Stanytsia Luhanska.