According to the Ukrainian State News Agency on February 23, the exchange of fire in eastern Ukraine has killed two government soldiers and injured three people since the 22nd.
According to the report, on the 22nd, the civilian armed forces in eastern Ukraine launched an attack on the position of the Ukrainian government in Donbas, killing one Ukrainian soldier and seriously injuring two soldiers.
On the 23rd, civil forces in eastern Ukraine launched three more attacks, killing one Ukrainian government soldier and injuring one soldier.
In addition, it is reported that the civilian armed forces in eastern Ukraine also shelled the positions of the Ukrainian government.
On the 23rd, the civil armed forces in eastern Ukraine accused the Ukrainian government of trying to obstruct the peace initiative in an attempt to escalate the situation in Donbas in the east.
In addition, militias in eastern Ukraine warned that three civilians have been injured in shellings launched by the Ukrainian government forces since the beginning of 2021, and the escalation of the situation in Donbas will lead to severe Heavy consequences.
On July 22, 2020, the Tripartite Contact Group on Ukraine (Ukraine, Russia, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) held a videoconference with representatives of civil armed forces in the Donbas region.
The parties unanimously decided to implement a comprehensive ceasefire in the Donbas region from 00:00 on July 27, 2020.
However, exchange of fire has occurred from time to time since the implementation of the comprehensive ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.
In April 2014, a large-scale conflict between Ukrainian government forces and civilian forces broke out in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, including Donetsk and Luhansk regions.