Ukraine reports three enemy attacks in Donbas in past day amid new truce

10:15, 28 July 2020
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"In particular, the enemy opened fire from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms on Ukrainian soldiers deployed near the village of Vodiane, as well as using automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns rifles near the village of Pivdenne," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation said in a Facebook update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on July 28, 2020.

"The Ukrainian defenders did not fire back. There were no casualties among our soldiers as a result of enemy shelling," it said.

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In addition, another act of provocation was recorded near the village of Novomykhailivka, where terrorists planted three POM-2 anti-personnel mines near Ukrainian positions, using hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers.

No enemy attacks have been reported since Tuesday midnight.

"The Joint Forces adhere to the ceasefire and are ready to adequately respond to any treacherous and provocative actions by the enemy. No shelling has been recorded in disengagement areas No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3," the report says.

As UNIAN reported earlier, participants in the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, OSCE) on the peace settlement in Donbas on July 22 agreed on a complete and comprehensive ceasefire along the contact line from 00:01 on Monday, July 27.

The new ceasefire regime began to operate in Donbas at 00:01 Kyiv time on July 27.

Before the new agreements came into force, President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Senior military officers and President Zelensky say the new truce does not mean that the Ukrainian military will not be able to return fire in response to enemy attacks.

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