Article by: Peter Dutczyn
Militants have violated the cease-fire regime 1,300 times over the period of the latest truce declared on 5 September, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported on its official Twitter account, ICTV reproted in its news bulletin today at 07:45 Kyiv time. The report said attempts to bring peace back to the east have been vain so far.
It is only the Ukrainian military who have been abiding by the cease-fire regime. Militants, for their part, do not cease to attack the checkpoints, shelters and surveillance points of our troops. They also continue shelling the civilians in Donbass.
The bandits attacked ATO security operation positions with Grad multiple-launch rocket systems twice outside the town of Popasna in Luhansk Region on 8 October. Other attacks took place near Ridkodub, Zolote in Luhansk Region and Pervomaysk in Donetsk Region.
The mercenaries fired small arms at the old terminal of Donetsk airport. The airfield remains under the control of Ukrainian forces.
Terrorists are not ceasing attacks on Donetsk itself. As many as three local residents were killed and four were wounded yesterday morning. In the evening of 8 October, the criminals shelled the railway station with artillery. Eyewitnesses reported on social media that at least eight civilians were killed in the Kuybyshevsky district of the city, the report added.