REUTERS

"Despite the agreements reached recently on the observance of the ceasefire from today, June 24, the Russian-backed illegal armed formations failed to fully fulfill their obligations. Since the early hours of Saturday morning, the militants have opened fire six times on the ATO forces. However, such violations were recorded only in the Donetsk and Luhansk sectors. In the Mariupol direction, the invaders did not use weapons today. They mainly opened fire before 8:00," the report said.

Read alsoResidential areas of Ukraine's Maryinka in Donbas under attack again, woman woundedIn the Donetsk sector, the Russian-backed militants attacked the Ukrainian Army positions twice. In particular, at night they fired small arms and heavy machine guns on one of the ATO strongholds in the southern suburb of Avdiyivka. At dawn, the enemy used the same weapons, as well as anti-tank grenade launches to shell the Ukrainian positions near the village of Verkhnyotoretske.

Read alsoDonbas war update: 35 attacks on Ukraine, enemy shelling along entire contact line on WedIn the Lugansk sector, since the early hours of Saturday morning, the militants have intensively shelled the ATO positions near the village of Katerynivka from 120mm mortars banned by the Minsk agreements. At night and early in the afternoon, the defenders of the village of Krymske came under enemy fire from automatic grenade launchers. Early in the morning, the invaders also fired small arms on Ukrainian strong points near the village of Troyitske.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas settlement has supported the appeals of local councils in eastern Ukraine on the need to observe the ceasefire during the time of harvesting starting from June 24. The complete ceasefire is envisaged along the entire contact line for the period from June 24 to August 31.