REUTERS

The Command of Ukraine's Armed Forces has reported five violations of the latest ceasefire agreement committed by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Monday, January 4.

"In the past day, January 4, five ceasefire violations were recorded in the area the Joint Forces Operation (JFO)," the press center of the Ukrainian JFO Command said on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on January 5, 2021.

In particular, enemy troops fired grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns near the villages of Vodiane and Lebedynske, as well as grenade launchers and automatic rifles near the village of Hnutove. Also, the invaders used automatic and anti-tank grenade launchers near the village of Luhanske.

Read alsoUkraine RPG "The Point of No Return" explains post-war trauma to civiliansThe violations were reported to OSCE representatives through the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination (JCCC).

There were no casualties over the period under review.

Since midnight, enemy forces have not attacked Ukrainian troops.

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, 2020.

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.