Militants conducted 415 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the period from February 20 till 27, including 85 times by use of armaments which were supposed to be withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements, head of the Ukrainian mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Lt. Gen. Andriy Taran has said.
In most cases, rebel-held Donetsk and Horlivka and their suburbs became the sources of instability from where the truce was violated, the press center of the Ukrainian mission to JCCC quoted Taran as saying on Saturday.
The press center reported 88 militant attacks near Maryinka, 59 near Opytne, 52 near Avdiyivka, and 50 near Pisky. Tensions were equally high near Krasnohorivka (45 ceasefire breaches), Zaitseve (45) and Novhorodske (36).
Also, the head of the Ukrainian mission to JCCC reported a growing number of armed provocations staged by militants against the rebel-controlled populated localities for the purpose of putting the blame on the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
"In order to prevent escalation of tensions, the Ukrainian side initiated a truce 121 times, including 85 times successfully," the report said.