Ukraine reports 34 violations of ceasefire by enemy in Donbas

09:50, 24 June 2019
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On June 23, Russian occupation forces 34 times violated the ceasefire, including eight times with the use of 152 mm artillery systems, 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, all proscribed by the Minsk Agreements, that's according to the Joint Forces Operation HQ press service.

Invaders opened fire on Joint Forces' positions from grenade launchers of various types, weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, as well as large-caliber machine guns and small arms.

In the area of ​​responsibility of the Skhid [East] operational-tactical grouping, the enemy fired at the Joint Forces 18 times: near Pavlopil – from a 120-mm mortar; four times in the area of ​ Avdiyivka – from 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types; five times near Vodiane – from grenade launchers of various types and small arms; near Pisky – from automatic grenade launchers; near Maryinka – from a MANPAD; twice in the outskirts of Starohnativka – from 120 mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types and small arms; near Lebedynske – from a MANPAD, large-caliber machine gun, and small arms; twice the area of Shyrokyne – from small arms; and near Opytne – from small arms.

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In the area of ​​responsibility of the Pivnich [North] operational-tactical grouping, positions of the Ukrainian defenders were fired upon 16 times: in the area of ​​the village of Shumy – from a MANPAD, large-caliber machine gun and small arms; in the outskirts of Pivdenne – from automatic grenade launchers; near Maiske – from 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, large-caliber machine gun, and small arms; five times in the vicinity of Novoluhanske – from 152 mm artillery, 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers of various types, and small arms; in the area of ​​ Maiorsk – from automatic grenade launchers and small arms; near Novhorodske – from automatic grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms; near Shchastia – from automatic grenade launchers; in the area of ​​ Svitlodarsk – from grenade launchers of various types and large-caliber machine guns; near Luhanske – from grenade launchers of various types; three times near Krymske – from grenade launchers of various types, weapons installed on infantry fighting vehicles, large-caliber machine guns, and small arms.

Over the past day, three Ukrainian soldiers were injured in action.

Each enemy shelling saw an adequate response as Joint Forces used weapons that have not been banned by Minsk agreements.

"According to intelligence data, on June 23, two invaders were killed and two more were wounded," the headquarters said.

From day-start on Monday, the enemy twice fired at the positions of the Joint Forces.

"Joint Forces reliably control the enemy along the line of contact, while adhering to the terms of the cease-fire," the report said.

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