JFO News. Security situation UPD for 7 AM

2020-06-23 07:20:00 | ID: 58353

Over the course of June 22, the Russian occupation troops have violated the ceasefire for 16 times.

The enemy used 122mm artillery systems, 120mm and 82mm mortars which should be withdrawn from the frontline in accordance with the Minsk agreements. Moreover, the Russian occupation troops used antitank missile systems, different grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. Units deployed to the JFO opened adequate fire in response to the armed provocations of the Russian occupation troops.

6 ceasefire violations were recorded in the area of responsibility of the task force East (Donetsk direction). The enemy shelled our positions near Pavlopil settlement with 120mm mortars, different grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms, as well as used 82mm mortars near Novomykhailivka settlement. The Russian occupation troops also used a wide range of infantry armament including different grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to shell positions of Ukrainian forces near Mariinka and Starohnativka settlements. Moreover, the enemy fired 152mm antitank missile system “Kornet” near Shyrokyne settlement. As a result, the missile damaged the tower with the OSCE observation camera, which led to its dysfunction.

10 ceasefire violations were recorded in the area of responsibility of the task force NORTH (Luhansk direction). The enemy fired 120mm mortars and 122mm artillery systems, as well as different grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms against our positions near Orihove settlement. The Russian occupation troops fired antitank grenade launchers and other infantry armament not far from Popasna settlement. The enemy also shelled our positions near Novozvanivka, Hutir Vilnyi, Novotoshkivske, Katerynivka and Novhorodske settlements with 120mm and 82mm mortars. In some occasions, mortar shellings were combined with the use of different grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms.

Joint Forces opened adequate fire in response to the armed provocations of the Russian occupation troops. Any other armed provocations of the enemy will be met with harsh response. According to the intelligence data, 2 Russian mercenaries were destroyed and 3 were injured.

One Ukrainian warrior was WIA.

From the beginning of the day, no ceasefire violation was recorded.

Situation in the JFO area is under full control of the Joint Forces.

Glory to Ukraine!


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