Explosion rips through Ukrainian army positions in Mayorsk crossing point area – JCCC

Explosion rips through Ukrainian army positions in Mayorsk crossing point area – JCCC

October 06, 2020 15:02

Donetsk, Oct 6 – DAN. Observers from the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported an explosion at Ukrainian army positions in the Mayorsk settlement area north of Gorlovka on Tuesday afternoon.

“At 13:30, an explosion occurred at Ukrainian armed formations’ positions in the Mayorsk settlement area,” the report said.

There are four crossing point on the contact line between the DPR and Ukraine-held territory: Gorlovka-Mayorskoye, Yelenovka-Novotroitskoye, Alexandrovka-Maryinka and Oktyabr-Gnutovo. All the crossing points suspended operation in March as part of COVID-19 lockdown measures. Later on, the Yelenovka-Novotroitskoye humanitarian corridor was opened. It operates twice a week.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures came into force in Donbass on July 27, 2020. The document bans the use of any weapons, deployment of hardware, special operations, engineer works and unmanned aerial vehicles flights. The accords on additional ceasefire control measures considerably eased tensions in the region. The armistice on the contact line was nearly fully observed in the first weeks but in the recent days the number of violations has begun to grow again.*jk