DONETSK (Sputnik) – De-facto, no true ceasefire has ever been reached in eastern Ukraine, a deputy commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic’s militia said Monday.
Positions held by the DPR self-defense forces came under fire 32 times in the past 24 hours, Eduard Basurin said. Three militia members were killed and three injured as a result.
He called on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) that had deployed a large group of monitors to the area to “immediately take all available measures to prevent provocations.”
The republic's military spokesman also reiterated his appeal to Kiev-led forces to avoid steps that lead to the escalation of conflict.
"We are confident these actions are a road to nowhere," Basurin said.