Since the beginning of the day, the invaders have opened fire twice in the direction of Sands.In Donbass, two fighters were killed / photo from UNIAN
In Donbass, two servicemen were killed by an explosive device.
This is reported in the evening report on the situation in the area of the Joint Forces operation as of 17:00.
Since the beginning of the day, two violations of the ceasefire have been recorded on the side of the armed formations of the Russian Federation: in the direction of Peskov, the enemy twice opened fire from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns and small arms.
As a result of a detonation on an unknown explosive device, two soldiers of the Joint Forces received injuries incompatible with life.
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Units of the Joint Forces are in control of the situation and continue to carry out tasks to repel and contain the armed aggression of the Russian Federation.
War in eastern Ukraine
Russia began an armed conflict in Donbass in April 2014 – after the occupation of Crimea by Russian troops.
The provocateurs controlled by the Kremlin began to incite the local population and participate in pro-Russian actions themselves.
Soon, the protests controlled by the Russian special services “escalated into the seizure of buildings of local self-government bodies and ended with the proclamation of” republics “, the legitimacy of which is recognized only by Moscow and its close satellites.
For the occupation of Crimea and certain territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the United States and the EU imposed a number of sanctions against the Kremlin.
Putin himself denies the involvement of his country in resolving the conflict in Donbass, claiming that there are no Russian troops in ORDLO.
At the end of October 2021, the Washington Post, citing statements from its anonymous sources, wrote that Russia had resumed its military buildup on the border with Ukraine. In addition, videos with echelons of military equipment, in particular tanks and missiles, which are being transported to the southern and western regions of Russia, began to appear on social networks. According to the newspaper, the US and Europe drew attention to this after the completion of the Russian-Belarusian military exercises “West-2021”.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine then denied the information spread by The Washington Post about the buildup of military forces by Russia near the Ukrainian border. The data on the movement of Russian troops published in the media were called by the Ministry of Defense “an element of special information and psychological actions, which are, in fact, planned measures within the framework of the movement of troops after the completion of the exercises.”
Later, Politico released fresh satellite photographs , which confirm reports that Russia is again concentrating troops and military equipment on the border with Ukraine.
Subsequently, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, in an interview with the Military Times, said that Russia had concentrated 92 thousand troops near the border with Ukraine and was preparing for an invasion in late January-early February 2022.