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Ukraine has reported three violations of the latest ceasefire by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Wednesday, September 23.

"In the past day, September 23, the Russian Federation's armed formations violated the July 22 ceasefire agreements three times," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Command wrote on Facebook in an update as of 07:30 Kyiv time on September 24, 2020.

In particular, two enemy UAVs were spotted crossing the contact line in the area close to the Sea of Azov. The drones were jammed by Ukrainian electronic warfare systems.

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Read alsoDonbas warzone: No ceasefire violations recorded in past 24 hoursAnother provocation was recorded near the town of Popasna, where the enemy used an automatic grenade launcher twice to shell Ukrainian positions.

No casualties were recorded amid shelling in the past day.

At the same time, two Ukrainian soldiers were injured near the village of Pisky as they stepped on a landmine planted by an enemy. The injured were rushed to a hospital, where they were provided with the necessary medical assistance.

Since Thursday 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.