Donbas: Russia violates “spring armistice” once again

The Russian militants violated the armistice
and fired at the Ukrainian positions in the North group area of the Donbas combat zone today, March 9, as the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) HQ reported.  
In particular, the enemy opened fire with 120 mm and 82 mm mortars near Popasna settlement, launching the attacks  from the temporary occupied Kalynovo-Borshchuvate settlement.

“This fact is the proof that the Russian occupational forces violated the armistice and that they neglect all agreements. No casualties among Ukrainian Armed Forces were spotted”, the report said.
Earlier, on March 8, the deal on the ceasefire regime has come into force in the Donbas conflict zone. The agreement has been reached previously by the subgroup on the security of the Contact Group on conflict settlement of eastern Ukraine.

It also should be noted that Russian militants have fired once today, March 8, despite the armistice they promised yesterday.
On March 7, five Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone, as the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) HQ reported this.  
The Russian militants violated the ceasefire regime 18 times, including they used 14 times Minsk-banned weaponry. The enemy attacked the Armed Forces of Ukraine with 152 mm artillery system and 120mm and 82 mm mortar, they used 119 shells.
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