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The armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) did not violate the absolute truce in the Donbass, as the troops of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR). This was reported on the website of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.
The statement said that before the onset of the “regime of silence” troops of the militia 26 times fired from grantorto, mortars and other weapons positions of the APU, the fire was in the area of Gorlovka, towns and Novoluganskoe and Happiness. However, since the truce came into force on 21 July at 00 hours 01 minute, neither side was not violated.
Meanwhile, the defense Ministry stressed that will “adequately respond to enemy attacks” in case of provocations.
Earlier, representatives of the DPR said that Kiev violated the ceasefire after 12 hours and 53 minutes after it began to operate. APU fire village New REP in the South of Donetsk region “with small arms”, said in the Joint center for control and coordination ceasefire.
In addition, DNI said that the Ukrainian troops for several hours before the onset of the “silence regime” shelled Pervomaisk to provoke the militia in violation of agreements.
On 17 July, the contact group on settling the situation in the South-East of Ukraine agreed on an indefinite ceasefire in the Donbass from midnight on July 21. In addition, the negotiators came to an agreement on the exchange of prisoners between Kiev and DPR and LPR and agreed as soon as possible to settle all the necessary formalities.
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