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Ukraine has reported three violations of the latest ceasefire agreement by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Thursday, October 8.

"In the past day, October 8, 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 9, 2020.

In particular, enemy troops used rifles near the village of Pisky. Also, they remotely planted anti-personnel mines in the area in front of Ukrainian positions near the village of Opytne, using a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher adapted for the use of POM-2 mine shells.

Read alsoRussia continues covert arms, hardware supplies to occupied Donbas – JFO HQThe shots posed no threat to the lives and health of Ukrainian soldiers so Joint Forces did not return fire.

No casualties were reported in the past day.

Meanwhile, Joint Forces members jointly with State Emergency Service and forestry workers have been fighting against wildfires in Luhansk region.

Since Friday 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.

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.