11:50 GMT27 September 2020
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    Eastern Ukraine’s nascent ceasefire was breached once by government troops in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, the region’s militia told Sputnik on Saturday.

    LUHANSK (Sputnik) — A truce timed to the harvest season came into being at midnight along the line of contact and will last until the end of August, according to OSCE envoy to Ukraine Martin Sajdik.

    "The use of firearms was detected at 00:35 a.m. on Saturday in Stanytsia Luganska in the direction of the Prince Igor memorial [the settlement’s checkpoint]" the press office of the Lugansk People’s Militia said.

    The security agency stressed it had been complying with the agreement brokered this Wednesday by Russian, Ukrainian and OSCE mediators in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.

    The Defense Ministry in the neighboring Donetsk People’s Republic said earlier that government troops violated the ceasefire seven times within two hours after it entered into force.

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