Ukraine military says Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Friday, October 16, committed three violations of the latest ceasefire agreement.

"In the past day, October 16, the Russian Federation's armed formations violated the ceasefire three 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 17, 2020.

Read alsoNew checkpoints, prisoner swap on agenda of latest TCG meetingIn particular, enemy troops fired an under-barrel grenade launcher and small arms twice near the villages of Vodiane at midday. In the evening, they used a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher adapted for the use of POM-2 mine shells.

In addition, enemy troops engaged Ukrainian positions near the town of Maryinka, using a tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun and small arms.

The Joint Forces did not return fire.

No casualties were reported over the period under review.

Since Saturday midnight, no attacks by Russia-controlled armed formations have been recorded, the JFO HQ said.

The situation is under full control of the Ukrainian military, the report assures.

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.