In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on June 18, the armed forces of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire five times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units with the use of 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from automatic grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns. There are no casualties among the Ukrainian soldiers as a result of the enemy shelling. Our units gave an adequate response to shelling by the armed formations of the Russian Federation.
Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin regrets that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky refuses dialogue with the occupation administrations of the "republics" that are dependent on Russia. He reported this to the separatist media.
Illegal armed formations (IAF) sabotage the passage of citizens across the contact line, - the Joint Forces headquarters reported. In particular, in order to break the ties of citizens with the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, illegal armed formations create obstacles for crossing the line of demarcation, mainly when leaving the temporarily occupied territory. Pro-Russian militants are delaying the "control" procedures in relation to people and transport, carrying them out for hours. Such actions create the so-called "jerky" movement, when the militants gather a large number of people and vehicles in front of their checkpoints, and then simultaneously release them into the "grey zone" in large groups, what is especially dangerous at the end of a certain period of operation of the road corridors, since a significant number of citizens do not even have time to get to the already closed checkpoint, - the headquarters noted.
Ten residents of the occupied Donbass were seriously injured in an accident with a Donetsk-Sochi bus. This was reported by Russian media. It was noted that the accident occurred on a mountain spiral road between Tuapse and Lazarevsky. The driver of the regular bus Donetsk - Sochi violated the speed limit at one of the turns and crashed into the fence.