Ukraine reports enemy attack on Hnutove checkpoint in Donetsk Oblast

2 February 2022, 04:30 PM

Russian proxy forces on Tuesday attacked the Hnutove entry and exit checkpoint on the contact line in Donetsk Oblast, eastern Ukraine, the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) wrote on Facebook on Feb. 1.

The attack took place at around 0830, the JFO HQ said.

The enemy used an unmanned aerial vehicle, which dropped a VOG-17 grenade on a Ukrainian military position.

The JFO HQ said there were no casualties as a result of the drone attack.

“These criminal actions of the Russian occupiers once again confirm that the enemy is deliberately violating the ceasefire and is openly disregarding the rules of International humanitarian law on the conduct of hostilities,” JFO HQ wrote.

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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 occupying 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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