Ukraine Day 1139: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. While a “ceasefire” has theoretically begun, Russia-backed forces attacked Ukrainian positions throughout the early morning; 14 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in this 24-hour period.
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Additional police and National Guardsmen were deployed in Mariupol and security measures were stepped up following the assassination of an SBU Colonel Friday. Photo by 0629.ua.com.
Today a ceasefire negotiated by the Trilateral Contact Group began, but was quickly violated. Liga.net reports that according to the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] morning dispatch, 94 attacks were made on Ukrainian positions and 10 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. Mainly heavy weaponry banned under the Minsk agreement was used. In its evening dispatch, the ATO reported an additional 4 soldiers wounded, bringing the total for this 24-hour period to 14 WIA.
Ukrainian forces did not return fire.
o MARIUPOL STEPS UP SECURITY
The Mariupol city site 0629.com.ua reported that 7 homes were damaged in Krasnogorovka as Russia-backed forces shelled the town all night long. The damaged homes were located on Lermonotova, Trsentral’naya, Vostochnaya and 8-ogo Marta streets. At least 7 civilians reported damage to their homes to the authorities. Police are making the rounds to help those affected.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
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