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that have happened in Ukraine today
Ukrainian Army abides by the truce agreements even though it is under fire
Ukrainian servicemen are continuously fired upon in the Donbas area particulary near the settlements of Schastya, Pisky, Maloorlivka, Artem, as well as at the Donetsk airport, the head of the group "Information Resistance" Dmytro Tymchuk posted on his Facebook. wall.
According to him, "Russian terrorist groups" continue to fire rockets at positions of Ukrainian troops, in particular:
- Ukrainian positions near the Donetsk airport were fired at three times (ones by BM-21 Grad systems, ones by mortars, twice by cannons);
- A roadblock near the settlement of Maloorlivka was fired at by mortars;
- A stronghold near the settlement of Pisky was fired upon by mortars;
- Army positions near the settlement of Schastya were fired at by cannons;
- Army positions near the settlement of Artem were fired at by cannons.
"According to the preliminary information, Ukrainian military suffered no losses overnight", Tymchuk informed.
Poroshenko: 36 more people have been released from captivity
36 Ukrainian soldiers were released from war captivity as a result of negotiations.
The relevant information is posted on Ukrainian President's Facebook page.
"21 soldiers were released from captivity yesterday and 36 others have just been released as a result of negotiations. The truce has given us an opportunity to get our guys released, strengthen the army, and build up strong defence, so we can protect our cities and villages", the statement reads.
Donetsk was shelled at night
Kyiv District of the city of Donetsk was shelled on the night of 11-12 September. Civilians were not hurt, Donetsk town hall reports.
In addition, according to the report, 14 transforming stations were automatically switched off after the attack.
As of this morning, the situation in Donetsk remains tense.
Kuchma: Our neighbour does not want to see Ukraine stable
One of the participants of the trilateral contact group "Ukraine-EU-Russia" and a former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma believes that peacekeeping in the East of the country is a long-term process according to his announcement made to journalists in the 11th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting in Kyiv on Friday.
Regarding the situation on the border and the process of implementation of the agreements on Russia's part, Kuchma said "nobody practically withdraws (their armed forces): neither Ukraine, nor the PRL, nor the PRD, nor Russia."
In his opinion, the stability of Ukraine in the near future is possible only under one condition - "If we take control of the border".
5 ATO soldiers have been shot during the period of truce
5 ATO soldiers have died in Donbas since the ceasefire came into force on the fifth of September. Among them, there were three border guards, one serviceman and one National Guard soldier, a spokesman for Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council Andriy Lysenko reported at a briefing on Friday.
He also said that the truce agreements were mainly respected, but attacks had taken place for several times.
In total, 873 ATO fighters have been killed, and 3275 others wounded since the beginning of fighting in the East of Ukraine.
Putin's "Humanitaria Aid" is on the border, and might start moving this Saturday
The Russian humanitarian convoy allegedly intended for residents of Donetsk and Lugansk region is parked near the town of Kamyansk-Shakhtynskiy (Rostov Region) close to the border with Ukraine, the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine reports.
At the same time, ITAR-TASS reports with a reference to pro-Russian rebels that the humanitarian convoy is due to leave the Izvaryne checkpoint for Luhansk on the 13th of September.
National Security Council: Russian troops have stopped leaving Ukraine
Russian troops no longer leave the territory of Ukraine, although they did so the day before.
"We have detected that Russian military do not leave the territory of Ukraine", a spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council information centre (NSDC) Andriy Lysenko stated at a briefing.
"At the same, the NATO secretariat believes that there are still about one thousand Russian soldiers in Ukraine, and other 20 thousand are deployed along the Russian - Ukraine border," he added.
It was reported the day before that part of Russian troops had left the territory of Ukraine, but another part is still stationed here and trains rebels. Apart from them, a significant number of materiel is deployed in the territory of Ukraine and near the Russian border.