The Ukrainian military have neutralized an enemy UAV in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.
"Since Saturday midnight, one violation of [the latest ceasefire] agreements [by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone] that entered into force on July 27 has been recorded. An enemy UAV was spotted crossing the contact line near the village of Vodiane," Ukraine's Defense Ministry said on its website in an evening update as of 17:00 Kyiv time on September 19.
Read alsoDonbas war update: Russia-led forces attack Ukraine positions near Vodiane, Novotoshkivske on FridayThe drone was suppressed by Ukrainian electronic warfare means.
No ceasefire violations were reported along the contact line, the report said.
In addition, Ukrainian sappers have cleared over 7 hectares in the front-line area and handed for disposal 82 explosive objects found in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone.
JFO rescuers are also engaged in the restoration of residential buildings and infrastructure damaged in artillery shelling of previous years. They repaired 10 houses in the past day. Works on 31 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. Ukraine has reported more such violations over the latest period.