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Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters has reported 96 casualties among the illegal armed formations in the Russian-occupied Donbas over October 2019.

"In October 2019, casualties of illegal armed formations of the so-called 'LPR' and 'DPR' [the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics'] and Russian-backed militants amounted to 96 people, including 33 fatalities," the JFO's press service said on November 1, referring to its intelligence reports.

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It was noted that Joint Forces adequately responded to enemy shelling on the contact line, opening fire whenever a threat emerged to the life and health of Ukrainian troops, seizure of territories, as well as in cases where enemy reconnaissance and sabotage groups attempted to penetrate Ukraine defenses.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on Thursday, October 31, Russian occupation forces in eastern Ukraine's Donbas 15 times violated the ceasefire, the Joint Forces Operation HQ said.