Kiev forces violate ceasefire 16 times, increase intensity of shelling twofold

August 30, 2019 12:23

Donetsk, Aug 30 – DAN. Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire 16 times over the past 24 hours, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

“The number of ceasefire violations recorded in the past 24 hours is 16. The total number of rounds fired is 203,” the report reads.

Spartak, Aleksandrovka, Mineralnoye, Shakhta Gagarina, Shakhta Izotova, Zaitsevo, Dolomitnoye, Grogorovka, Kominternovo were targeted with 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, IFVs, APCs, large caliber small arms.

Rounds under 12.7mm are not included in daily reports and statistics.
In the previous reporting period, Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 13 times firing 108 rounds.

An indefinite ceasefire came into force in Donbass in the night of July 20-21 as it has been agreed to by the Contact Group in Minsk.

The new ceasefire agreement includes provisions for disciplinary measures against perpetrators, ban on offensive, sabotage and reconnaissance operations, ban on any fire including sniper fire, deployment of heavy weapons to populated areas and, first of all, civilian infrastructural objects such as schools, kindergartens, hospitals and public places. *ot