The Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirmed that the withdrawal of forces and weapons in Stanytsia Luhanska scheduled for today has been postponed indefinitely. The statement was made by Andriy Lysenko, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, during a briefing.
The withdrawal of troops and weapons was broken due to the shelling from separatists, which is a violation of the framework agreement.
“Taking into account the systematic violations of the ceasefire and inability of the separatist’s militias to adhere to the framework agreement on the withdrawal of forces, the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been forced to postpone the withdrawal of forces and means in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska,” Lysenko said.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has also reported an increased number of attacks against positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including artillery attacks.
“In the last 24 hours alone, terrorists fired five times from prohibited 122 mm and 152 mm artillery, and used mortars nineteen times,” the Ministry of Defense noted.