Kiev accuses militia of violating ceasefire agreement

The militia is not complying with the ceasefire agreement that took effect in eastern Ukraine at midnight, the army operation press center reports.

The militia is not complying with the ceasefire agreement that took effect in eastern Ukraine at midnight, the army operation press center reports.

"Based on the analysis of the first day of truce, we can say that the illegal armed units are not complying with the agreements. The enemy has used rocket launchers 31 times, tanks four times and artillery and mortars 56 times since the moment the truce was declared," says a report posted on the press center's Facebook page on Monday morning.

"In all, the enemy carried out 112 attacks on antiterrorism operation forces over the past day. Our servicemen only returned fire," the press center continued.

The number of attacks on army positions has increased in the Debaltsevo sector, it noted. "In the past 24 hours, the militants attacked Debaltsevo 88 times and populated localities nearby; they were using practically every type of weapons. Debaltsevo was damaged most, as it came under 19 Grad rocket launcher attacks. Chornukhyne was attacked thrice and four times shelled by Grad rocket launchers. The illegal armed units put Popasna, Sanzharivka, Zolote and Kamyanka under grad and artillery fire," the army press center said.

At the same time, the intensity of bombardments of army positions has lessened in the Luпansk and Donetsk sectors. The militia was using light weapons and grenade launchers. "Toshkivka, Opytne and Novotoshkivske were attacked by mortars," the report said.

According to Kiev, militia tanks twice shelled Shyrokyno in the Volnovakha district in the Mariupol sector.

Besides, the press center reported the activity of militia drones along the line of contact near Debaltsevo and Donetsk.

 

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