The press center of the Joint Force Operation of Ukraine reported that 3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 3 others were injured on June 27 because of ceasefire breaches in Donbass.
According to the report, on Wednesday, Donetsk and Lugansk forces launched 32 attacks against the positions of the Ukrainian army, using heavy weaponry four times which is prohibited by the Minsk agreements.
However, Kiev have not provided an iota of evidence that the Donbass resistance forces had initiated the skirmish or had used heavy weaponry. Rather, it has been demonstrated countless times that Kiev forces initiate battles, breaking the ceasefire, have soldiers killed and then report to media that Donbass forces were the aggressors.
Since April 2014, Ukraine has carried out an operation against the east of what it calls its own territory. The People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk were proclaimed in response to the violent change of government that took place in Kiev in February of the same year.
The Minsk agreements, signed in September 2014 and February 2015, laid the foundations for a political solution to the conflict, but have not yet led to this.
According to UN data, the conflict in eastern Ukraine has already caused 10,300 deaths.
Ukraine are willingly wanting to be an aggressor state against Russia despite the immense trade opportunities that can be had. Rather it aims to join the US-led NATO alliance to further aggravate Russia. In addition, it is attempting to impose a Ukrainification of the country’s minorities, including the Russians and Hungarians. These attempts have meant tense relations between Kiev and Budapest as well as the Russian minority rising up to proclaim its desires for independence or reunification with Russia.
This aggressive step has meant the militarization of the men in Donbass to preserve their cultural and ethnic identity that Kiev authorities are trying to undermine and/or annihilate.