Update on the situation in the Joint Forces Operation area as of 11.00 February 20, 2022

2022-02-20 09:00:00 | ID: 66579

The situation in the Joint Forces Operation area remains under control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

As of 11 o’clock this morning, February 20, 20 incidents of ceasefire violation by the Russian occupation forces were observed, including 18 incidents when the Russian occupation forces utilized weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements.

The Russian occupation forces shelled the following settlements:

KRASNOHORIVKA on two separate occasions using 122 mm artillery systems and 120 mm mortars.

AVDIIVKA using 120 mm mortars and antitank grenade launchers.

HRANITNE using 120 mm mortars.

STAROHNATIVKA on two separate occasions using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars.

LUHANSKE on two separate occasions using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars.

OPYTNE using 120 mm mortars.

PISKY using 82 mm mortars.

NOVOHNATIVKA using 82 mm mortars.

SCHASTIA using 82 mm mortars and antitank grenade launchers.

ARTEMA using 120 mm mortars.

NOVOTOSHKIVSKE using 152 mm artillery systems and 120 mm mortars.

NOVOHNATIVKA using 120 mm mortars.

TARAMCHUK using 122 mm artillery systems.

STAROMYKHAILIVKA using 120 mm mortars.

SVITLODARSK using automatic grenade launchers and small arms.

ZOLOTE using 120 mm mortars.

The Joint Forces suffered a casualty as a result of enemy fire. 1 service member was WIA and is currently undergoing treatment in a medical facility.

The Joint Forces are in control of the situation and respond appropriately to all potential threats.

The crime-related situation in the Joint Forces Operation area is considered relatively stable.

Over the course of the last 24 hours the police units, engaged in the Joint Forces Operation, inspected 3709 vehicles and 3811 individuals, including 1 individual inspected for affiliation with the Russian Federation armed formations. Moreover, the police units were able to identify 32 cases of misdemeanor and investigate 17 offenses.

556 individuals passed through the entry-exit checkpoints going to the occupied territory and 860 individuals passed to return to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian government.

In order to implement the security measures aimed at protecting the civilian population, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine pyrotechnic units of the Joint Forces demined almost 3 hectares of land and transferred for disposal 141 items of explosive ordnance.

The Joint Forces units continue to carry out assigned missions of defeating and deterring the armed aggression of the Russian Federation.

United for Victory!

 

Glory to Ukraine!