Ukrainian JCCC warns of possible militant provocations in Donbas

10:12, 26 June 2017
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The Ukrainian side of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) has warned of possible provocations by the Russian-backed militants in the occupied areas of Luhansk region (ORLO) in order to disrupt the ceasefire and compromise the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to a statement released by the JCCC on Sunday evening, June 25.

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"According to the media, a sabotage and reconnaissance enemy group of six militants has been neutralized in the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] area. The Ukrainian side of the JCCC assumes this is only the beginning of the ORLO's actions, which could lead to a significant aggravation of the situation in eastern Ukraine," the JCCC said.

Read alsoTwo Russians among members of sabotage group destroyed by Ukraine troops in DonbasIt is also noted that the militants may resort to serious provocations and even terrorist acts against peaceful local residents in the Luhansk sector, aimed at compromising and accusing the Ukrainian Armed Forces in order to disrupt the so-called "harvest ceasefire."

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