Ukraine’s New ‘Harvest Ceasefire’ Failed Before It Even Started

June 25, 2017

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26 Ceasefire Violations Cap Off A Deadly Weekend

Ukraine is supposed to be under a new ceasefire. In its first 24 hours, however, things were already looking ugly

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On First Day of Harvest Cease-Fire, 2 Ukrainian Soldiers KIA, 2 WIA; 1 Russia-Backed Fighter KIA, 1 WIA

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Jun 26, 2017 09:08 (GMT)

By Sunday, was already calling the “Harvest ceasefire” a failure. At the Sunday morning briefing, the Ukrainian military reported that there had been 26 ceasefire violations over the previous 24 hours, and across the entire front:

“The invaders repeatedly used types of weapons that are strictly forbidden by the Minsk agreements,” the ATO HQ said on Facebook in its update based in information from 08:00 on Saturday, June 24, to 08:00 on Sunday, June 25.

According to that report there were seven ceasefire violations in the Mariupol sector, and 11 in the Lugansk sector where fighting was heaviest. 

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"Harvest ceasefire" in Donbas fails

The so-called "harvest ceasefire" in Donbas has failed as Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian troops 26 times along the entire contact line in the past day, according to the press center of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. News 25 June from UNIAN.

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Jun 26, 2017 09:11 (GMT)

James Miller