In the area of the Joint Forces Operation on December 11, armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire three times, - the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from 82 mm mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements, as well as from hand-held anti-tank and under-barrel grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and other small arms. One soldier of the Joint Forces was injured as a result of shelling.
The "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin stated the impossibility of exchanging prisoners and establishing a ceasefire in the Donbass, - separatist media reported. The representative of the occupation administration motivates his refusal to implement the agreements reached at the Normandy Four summit with the fact that Ukraine allegedly "distorted" the text of the communique signed there. "We state that neither the exchange of prisoners, nor the next truce, or other decisions of the Normandy Four can be implemented until Ukraine officially publishes the correct text of the communique of the Normandy Four without distortions and inconsistent inserts", - the "DNR" leader stated. According to him, "the intentionally distorted text of the summit's communique is currently published on the website of the president of Ukraine". According to his version, "the parties agreed that they will discuss all legal aspects of the special status of Donbass", which was recorded in the final document. According to the statement, the Ukrainian version says that the parties agreed to discuss "all legal aspects of the Law on the special status".
The "LNR" occupiers will launch a free bus operating in a loop "Mykolayiv passing track - Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint" from December 16. Leader of the so-called "republic" Leonid Pasechnik promised this on Twitter. "We are launching a new free route Mykolayiv passing track - Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint from December 16, 2019 for the safe movement of citizens, in addition to buses running to the checkpoint from Luhansk", - he reported.