Two incidents of the violation of the ceasefire by Russia-led forces in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, were recorded in the past day, November 1.
The enemy used small arms near the village of Vodiane in the evening, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters said in a morning update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on Monday, November 2.
"The shots did not pose a threat to our servicemen, therefore, the Ukrainian soldiers did not use weapons in response to the acts of provocation by the enemy. There were no combat losses or injuries among Joint Forces personnel," it said.
What is more, an enemy quadcopter was spotted flying near the village of Vodiane in an attempt to cross the contact line in violation of the earlier agreements. It was jammed by JFO troops.
Since the beginning of Monday, November 2, no violation of the ceasefire has been recorded, the ceasefire is being observed along the entire contact line.
"Being ready to adequately respond to any provocative actions by the enemy, the Ukrainian defenders have been adhering to the agreements reached within the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group," the JFO HQ said.
War in Donbas: Ceasefire violations by Russia-controlled formations
- Since midnight on July 27, a full and comprehensive ceasefire has been in effect along the contact line in the JFO zone in Donbas.
- The Russian invaders regularly attack the Ukrainian military's positions. According to the JFO headquarters, such attacks are an act of provocation to make the Ukrainian side fire back.
- In particular, on September 6, they grossly violated the ceasefire in Donbas by shelling Ukrainian positions. One Ukrainian soldier was killed, another was wounded in that attack.
- A recent violation was reported on October 30 when at 00:28 Kyiv time, enemy troops based in the village of Pikuzy mounted an attack towards the village of Vodiane. They used different types of grenade launchers. The shelling killed two members of the Ukrainian Marine Corps – Sergeant Volodymyr Bondaryuk and Senior Sergeant Mykhailo Starostin.