Joint forces report 30 ceasefire violations by Russia proxy forces in past day
Over the past day, July 6, Russian occupation forces violated 30 times the ceasefire along the entire contact line in the zone of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) in Donbas, including one time with the use of weapons banned by the Minsk accords.
"The Joint Forces units steadily hold their positions, adhere to the ceasefire, and do not succumb to the enemy provocations," the press center of Ukraine's JFO said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on July 7, 2018.
The militants used grenade launchers and small arms near the village of Krymske in the Lugansk sector.
In the direction of the towns of Popasna and Svitlodarsk, the occupiers opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms in the vicinity of Katerynivka, Svitlodarsk, and Novoluhanske.
In the Horlivka direction, the illegal armed formations used infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms to attack the Ukrainian strongholds near the villages of Pivdenne and Novhorodske.
The Russian-backed militants opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms at the defenders of the town of Avdiyivka, and the villages of Troyitske, Novoselivka Druha, Novotroyitske, and Kamianka in the Donetsk sector. As reported, one Ukrainian soldier was wounded by enemy sniper near the town of Krasnohorivka.
The situation was tense in the Mariupol sector with a large number of enemy provocations, when the occupiers 12 times tried to get Ukraine troops to return fire. The militants opened fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms near the villages of Bohdanivka, Vodiane, and Lebedynske. In addition, they used anti-tank guided missiles and 82mm mortar against the defenders of the village of Shyrokyne.
"The Russian-led militants constantly violate the announced ceasefire. During the current day, they opened fire on our positions two times. Provocations with the use of small arms were recorded in the Luhansk and Mariupol sectors. The JF positions came under enemy fire near Novoaidar and Shyrokyne. There have been no casualties among Ukrainian troops for the current day. According to intelligence reports, two occupiers were killed as a result of counter-sniping measures during the past day," the JFO press center added.