No ceasefire violations were reported in the Joint Forces Operation zone in eastern Ukraine's Donbas on Sunday, August 16. Russia's hybrid military forces were fortifying their positions near the village of Uzhivka, in the vicinity of Mariupol, Donetsk region.

"At the same time, in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian troops have documented one violation by the Russian Federation's armed formations of the agreements reached by the Trilateral Contact Group [on Donbas settlement in Minsk] on July 22. In particular, the enemy was deploying engineering equipment on its positions near the temporarily occupied village of Uzhivka not far from our positions near the village Vodiane," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Command said in a Facebook update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on August 17, 2020.

Ukraine's Joint Forces adhered to ceasefire and "were ready to provide a decent rebuff to possible threatening action by the adversary," the JFO HQ added.

No casualties have been reported in the past day.

Read alsoDonbas warzone update: No ceasefire violations recorded in past 24 hoursSilence has been observed in full since Monday midnight. No armed provocation or shelling has been recorded in the areas of JF brigades' responsibility, the report said.

Latest Donbas ceasefire deal

  • Since midnight on July 27, a full and comprehensive ceasefire has been in force along the contact line in the zone of the Joint Forces Operation in Donbas.
  • Since the start of the latest truce, there have been no combat losses or injuries among the Ukrainian military, according to official reports.
  • Russian invaders periodically fire single, non-target provocative shots at Ukrainian positions.