Ukraine has reported one wounded in action (WIA) amid three ceasefire violations by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Saturday, September 19.
"In the past day, September 19, Russian Federation's armed formations three times violated the ceasefire agreements reached on July 22," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Command wrote on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on September 20, 2020.
In particular, the enemy fired rifles near the village of Pisky. One Ukrainian soldier received a bullet wound in the leg as a result of the shelling. He was provided with medical assistance and taken to a hospital.
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What is more, an enemy UAV was also spotted crossing the contact line near the village of Vodiane. The drone was suppressed by Ukrainian electronic warfare means.
The Joint Forces were abiding by the ceasefire, being ready to adequately respond to possible attacks by the adversary, it said.
Since Sunday midnight, no attacks by Russian Federation's armed formations have been recorded, the JFO HQ said.
The situation is under full control of the Ukrainian military.
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. Ukraine has reported more such violations over the latest period.