Ukraine reports ceasefire violation by Russian proxy forces in the Donbas

10 February 2022, 02:23 PM

Ukraine has recorded one violation of the ceasefire agreement committed by Russia-controlled armed groups in the Donbas conflict area on Feb. 9, Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) wrote on Facebook on Feb. 10.

According to JFO HQ, the enemy used automatic and antitank grenade launchers to attack Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodiane.

No casualties were reported as a result of the attack, and Ukrainian armed forces returned fire as a result.

There have been no enemy attacks on Ukrainian troops since midnight of Feb. 9, and the Ukrainian military says the situation is under their full control.

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A full and comprehensive ceasefire along the contact line in the Donbas region is supposed to have been in effect since July 27, 2020.

However, Russian proxy forces frequently violate the agreement to mount attacks on Ukrainian positions.

In late December 2021, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry announced that the participants in the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, and the OSCE) on the peace settlement in the Donbas had agreed to comply with the ceasefire agreement, but, de facto, it has failed to hold.

A recent meeting of the Normandy Four negotiation format, involving advisor-level officials from Ukraine, France, Germany, and Russia, also agreed to continue observing the ceasefire, despite its lack of observance by Russian proxy forces.

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