Ukraine reports two ceasefire violations on October 19 / Photo from UNIAN
Ukraine has reported two violations of the latest ceasefire agreement by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Monday, October 19.
"In the past day, October 19, the Russian Federation's armed formations twice violated the ceasefire agreements that came into force on July 27," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Command wrote on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on October 20, 2020.
In particular, the enemy fired an anti-tank grenade launcher and rifles near the village of Luhanske.
Read also Donbas war update: Ukraine reports two ceasefire violations on Oct 18 The random shots posed no threat to the lives and health of Ukrainian soldiers so Joint Forces did not return fire.
No casualties were reported in the past day.
Also, an enemy UAV was spotted crossing the contact line near the town of Avdiyivka. It was later jammed.
Since Tuesday midnight, no attacks by Russia-controlled armed formations have been recorded, the JFO HQ said.
The situation is under full control of the Ukrainian military.
Donbas ceasefire: Background
- Participants in the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, and the OSCE) on the peace settlement in Donbas on July 22 agreed on a full and comprehensive ceasefire along the contact line from 00:01 on Monday, July 27.
- The new ceasefire regime was enforced at 00:01 Kyiv time on July 27.
- On the very first day of the newly-agreed truce, Russia's hybrid military forces mounted three attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has reported more such violations since then.