Ukraine has reported two violations of the latest ceasefire agreements by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Wednesday, September 16.
"Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian military recorded two ceasefire violations by the Russian Federation's armed formations," 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 17, 2020.
In particular, the enemy opened fire using an under-barrel grenade launcher near the village of Katerynivka, as well as from rifles near the village of Vodiane.
The Joint Forces did not return fire.
No casualties as a result of the shelling were reported in the past day.
"Unfortunately, a serviceman was killed near the village of Novotoshkivske as a result of careless handling of a grenade," reads the report.
Since Thursday 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.
The Joint Forces are abiding by the ceasefire, being ready to adequately respond to possible attacks by the adversary, it said.
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.