LPR retaliatory fire leaves three Ukrainian servicemen injured


Ukrainian forces lost three service members as a result of LPR's retaliatory fire, the Republican defense said.

Kiev forces opened fire on Zhelobok and Kalinovo-Borschevatoye on Thursday prompting retaliatory fire from the LPR People's Militia to protect civilians.

"According to the JFO HQ, two Ukrainian service members were injured, one sustained combat trauma," the Defense said.

The Contact Group agreed the tighter ceasefire control measures in Donbass starting at 00:01, July 27 at the July 22 videoconference.

The Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire include:

  • ban on offensive or reconnaissance operations,
  • ban on using any aerial vehicles,
  • ban on fire, including sniper fire;
  • ban on deployment of heavy weapons to populated areas and adjacent territories, first of all, to civilian infrastructure, including schools, kindergartens, hospitals and public premises; 
  • effective implementation of disciplinary measures against violators of the ceasefire and notification the Contact Group Coordinator thereof, who further notifies all its participants; 
  • establishing and employing a coordination mechanism for reacting to ceasefire violations with assistance of the JCCC with its current membership.

Retaliatory fire in case of an offensive is allowed only in case it is opened on the order of appropriate command of the Ukrainian armed forces or LPR, DPR People's Militia after unsuccessful attempt to employ the above mentioned mechanism. The Contact Group shall be notified of such orders. *t

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