Ukrainian security officials stated that they continue to observe a truce in the Donbass

© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Tinypirate in fotobabble militia of Donbass. Archival photoUkrainian security officials stated that they continue to observe a truce in the Donbass© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Tinypirate the image Bank

The General staff of the armed forces of Ukraine said Tuesday that Ukrainian security forces continue to respect the truce in the Donbass.

The contact group on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine on Wednesday in Minsk have agreed on a new, «school» ceasefire in the Donbass from midnight on 25 August. This is the fifth from the beginning, the attempt of the parties to cease fire and the third since the beginning of the conflict, the attempt to provide a «silent mode» by September 1.

«The armed forces of Ukraine continue to adhere to the declared ceasefire in connection with the beginning of the school year», — stated in the message of staff on Facebook.

Earlier Tuesday, the press service of the people’s militia self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s Republic samml that the day of the Ukrainian security forces three times violated the cease-fire using rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.

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