Russian Occupation Forces Violated Ceasefire Seven Times Over Past Day

The Russian occupation forces used weapons banned by the Minsk agreements during their attacks


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Russian occupation forces violated ceasefire seven times, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements six times, in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in eastern Ukraine over the past day.

“The enemy fired 51 82mm and 120mm mortars into Ukrainian troops. In the zone of action of tactical force ‘East,’ the invaders used heavy machine guns to shell Ukrainian strongholds near Marinka (23km southwest of Donetsk),” the JFO Headquarters press center reports on Facebook.

In the zone of action of tactical force ‘North,’ the Russian-led forces fired 120mm mortars, grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on Ukrainian defenders of Novooleksandrivka (65km west of Luhansk); 120mm and 82mm mortars – near Krymske (42km northwest of Luhansk); 82mm mortars and hand-held antitank grenade launchers – in the area of Novoluhanske (53km northeast of Donetsk); 120mm mortars, hand-held antitank grenade launchers and small arms – outside Novotoshkivske (53km west of Luhansk).

No casualties among Ukrainian troops were reported.

The Joint Forces returned fire in response to enemy’s attacks, killing three invaders and wounding three more.

In addition, one enemy’s tactical vehicle was destroyed by antitank missile system.

Source Ukrinform
date 20.03.2019
categories Joint Forces Operation
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