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Ukraine has reported one enemy provocation on Friday, September 4, as Russia's hybrid military forces violated the newly-agreed truce in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

"Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian military recorded a ceasefire violation by the Russian Federation's armed formations," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Command reported in a Facebook update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on September 5, 2020.

In particular, the enemy opened fire using grenade launchers and small arms near the town of Avdiyivka.

Read alsoTrilateral Contact Group agrees on four new disengagement sites in Donbas – Zelensky's OfficeUkrainian military did not return fire.

No casualties were reported in the past day.

Since Sunday midnight, no attacks by Russian Federation's armed formations have been recorded, the JFO HQ said.

At the same time, the JFO HQ says efforts to put out wildfires in Donetsk and Luhansk regions are underway.

"The units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, together with the firefighters of the State Emergency Service, are participating in extinguishing fires near the settlements of Lopaskine, Triokhizbenka, Novhorodske, and Krasnohorivka. The required number of personnel and equipment has been involved in extinguishing the fires," the command said.

In addition, Ukrainian sappers have cleared over 10 hectares in the front-line area and handed for disposal 51 explosive objects found in the JFO zone.

JFO rescuers are also engaged in the restoration of residential buildings and infrastructure damaged in artillery shelling of previous years. They repaired 11 houses in the past day. Works on nine other sites are underway.

Donbas ceasefire: background

  • Participants in the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, and the OSCE) on the peace settlement in Donbas on July 22 agreed on a full and comprehensive ceasefire along the contact line from 00:01 on Monday, July 27.
  • The new ceasefire regime was enforced at 00:01 Kyiv time on July 27.
  • On the very first day of the newly-agreed truce, Russia's hybrid military forces mounted three attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.