For the past 24 hours, the armed forces of Ukraine did not open fire. However, since the signing of the range of additional measures for the enhancement and control of the effective indefinite ceasefire regime, the armed forces of Ukraine committed 56 violations between July 27 and August 17, spokesman for the DPR People’s Militia Directorate Colonel Eduard Basurin reported during the briefing on August 18.

Units of the 24th, 53rd separate mechanized brigades, the 35th and 36th separate marine brigades used UAVs six times, which is a flagrant violation of the first clause of the additional measures for the enhancement and control of the effective ceasefire, namely, the ban on the use of all types of aircraft.

In addition, for this period, the AFU units opened fire 16 times, thereby violating the second clause of the additional measures for the enhancement and control of the effective ceasefire, namely, the ban on the appliance of fire, including sniper.

“Also, our observers registered 34 cases of engineering works on retrofitting positions of the 24th, 53rd separate mechanized brigades, 35th and 36th separate marine brigades, 79th separate airborne assault brigade and 57th separate motorized infantry brigade of the armed forces of Ukraine along the entire line of contact, which is also a violation of the additional measures, namely, the ban on offensive and reconnaissance-sabotage actions, which are referred to as attempts to change the original position of troops and additional position hardening

Units of the DPR People’s Militia do not respond to the provocations and watch the enemy. Defenders of the Republic stand ready to immediately give an adequate response to the enemy if the command orders,” Eduard Basurin said.