The Ukrainian military says Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas warzone on Tuesday, October 20, committed six violations of the latest ceasefire agreement.
"In the past day, October 20, the agreements reached by the Trilateral Contact Group on July 22, 2020, were violated by armed formations of the Russian Federation six 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 October 21, 2020.
The incidents were recorded near the town of Svitlodarsk and the village of Mayorsk, where enemy troops opened fire with rifles, as well as near the town of Avdiyivka, where grenade launchers of various systems and small arms were used.
"As a result of an enemy attack, one Ukrainian defender received an injury – a ruptured eardrum. The serviceman was rushed to a hospital. His condition is satisfactory. The brigade's senior officers and an ad hoc group of the military law enforcement service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are working at the site," the press center said.
What is more, an enemy quadcopter was spotted flying near the village of Pavlopil in an attempt to cross the contact line in violation of the earlier agreements. It was jammed by JFO troops.
Since Wednesday midnight, no attacks by Russia-controlled armed formations have been recorded, the JFO HQ said. The ceasefire is now being observed along the entire contact line.
"The situation in the JFO zone remains under control by the Ukrainian military," it said.
According to earlier reports, two violations of the Donbas ceasefire were registered on October 19.
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