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Ukraine military says Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Thursday, October 15, committed six violations of the latest ceasefire agreement.

"In the past day, October 15, the Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire six times," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Command reported via Facebook in an update as of 07:00 Kyiv time on October 16, 2020.

An enemy UAV was spotted crossing the contact line in the Azov Sea littoral before being suppressed by electronic warfare means.

Read alsoNew checkpoints, prisoner swap on agenda of latest TCG meetingEnemy troops also fired an automatic grenade launcher and rifles near the village of Prychepylivka. Moreover, they used grenade launchers of various types and rifles twice near the town of Avdiyivka, as well as twice near the village of Novotoshkivske.

No casualties were reported in the past day.

The Joint Forces were abiding by the ceasefire, being ready to adequately respond to possible attacks by the adversary, it said.

Since Friday midnight, no attacks by Russian-controlled forces have been recorded, the JFO HQ said.

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.