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Ukraine has reported one violation of the latest ceasefire agreements by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Sunday, August 23.

Read alsoOSCE urges sides to continue making all efforts to keep sustainable truce in Donbas"Since Sunday midnight, no attacks by enemy have been recorded in the majority of areas of Ukrainian units' responsibility. At the same time, Ukrainian troops have documented one violation by the Russian Federation's armed formations near the town of Avdiyivka, where the enemy fired several non-targeted provocative shots from small arms and an underbarrel launcher," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Command said on Facebook in an evening update as of 17:00 Kyiv time on August 23, 2020.

The shots posed no threat to the lives and health of Ukrainian troops so Joint Forces did not return fire, the press center said.

No сombat casualties were reported.

In addition, the ceremonies of raising the Ukrainian flag have taken place in all Ukrainian military units today, August 23. The soldiers honored with a minute of silence the memory of their dead brothers-in-arms.

Donbas truce: background

  • Parties to 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 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. More provocations have been reported since.