On Sunday, October 21, Russian occupation forces in Donbas have violated the ceasefire eight times, leaving three Ukrainian military injured, according to the Joint Forces Operation HQ.

The situation in the Luhansk direction somewhat escalated compared to the previous day as the strongholds of the Ukrainian troops near Krymske were shelled from 82mm mortars - weapons proscribed by the Minsk agreements. Ukrainian positions near Shchastia were fired upon from small arms.

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"In general, the enemy opened aimed fire from grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms at the Joint Forces' positions in the areas of Shchastia, Krymske, Popasna, Shumy, Pisky, Maryinka, Taramchuk, and Kracnohorivka.

Ukrainian Command ordered troops to return fire when lives and health of the Ukrainian military were in immediate danger.

The press center noted that the situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation remains under the control of the Ukrainian troops.