Ukrainian army violates the ceasefire three times over the day

23.10.2020, Donetsk.

The Ukrainian army’s units violated the ceasefire three times over the day on the contact line in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), a DPR representative at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Ceasefire (JCCCC) informed on October 23.

The spokesman said that on October 22 the Ukrainian troops opened fire on Yakovlevka and Leninskoye villages using 82mm mortars and small arms; the enemy fired 8 rounds of ammunition larger than 12.7 mm.

The JCCCC observers informed that at 11.05 a.m. (Moscow time zone), the military of the 54th Ukrainian army’s Brigade fired three 82mm mortar shells on Yakovlevka village. At 3 p.m. (Moscow time zone), the military of the 36th Brigade fired five 82mm mortar shells from their positions near Vodyanoye village on Leninskoye village.

Also, at 10.05 p.m. (Moscow time zone), the 54th Brigade’s military opened fire on the Yakovlevka village. The military fired from their position near Avdeevka.

The observers registered the construction of new fortifications at the 36th Brigade’s position in Vodyanoye village.

The representative stressed that the residents of the villages and the DPR servicemen were not injured during the shelling. No shells were fired on the villages’ infrastructure or residential buildings.

On October 21, when speaking at the Verkhovna Rada, President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky announced that Ukrainian troops observe the ceasefire on the contact line in Donbass and took credit for it.

On October 22, deputies of presidential faction Servant of the People arrived at the Ukrainian military’s positions to find out what is peoples live on the territory occupied by Ukraine. Mass media associate their arrival with election campaigning before elections on October 25.

During October 21, the JCCCC observers informed that the Ukrainian army opened fire on Mineralnoye, Leninskoye and “Trudovskaya” coal mine village near Donetsk 4 times. The Ukrainian military used AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers, RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and small arms.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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