Ukraine reports four ceasefire violations on October 4 / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine has reported four violations of the latest ceasefire agreement by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Sunday, October 4.

"In the past day, October 4, the Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire four times," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Command wrote on Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on October 5, 2020.

In particular, the enemy used rifles near the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Katerynivka, as well as an automatic grenade launcher near the village of Vodiane. In addition, the occupiers fired an under-barrel grenade launcher and rifles near the village of Shumy.

Read alsoUkrainian army's top brass does not rule Donbas fighting may resumeThe shots posed no threat to the lives and health of Ukrainian troops so the Joint Forces did not return fire.

No casualties were reported in the past day.

Since Monday midnight, one ceasefire violation by the enemy with the use of an under-barrel grenade launcher has been recorded near the village of Novoluhanske.

Joint Forces members jointly with State Emergency Service and forestry workers continue an operation to contain wildfires raging in Luhansk region.

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.
  • 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.