Donetsk, Apr 22 – DAN. Ukrainian army opened fire within the Bogdanovka-Petrovskoye disengagement area south of Donetsk, the DPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said.

"The shellfire was recorded at 5.35 a.m. on the direction of Bogdanovka-Petrovskoye (within the disengagement area No.3); 51 shells of the IFV (BMP-1) weapon and nine SPG rounds were fired."

Staromikhailovka and Sakhanka also came under fire in the early hours of Wednesday. Overall, 18 rounds of 82 mm and 120 mm caliber, 10 IFV were fired.

The framework agreement on disengagement of forces in Donbass was signed in late September 2016. The objective was to disengage the warring sides to avoid the risk of clashes and shelling. The document set three pilot security areas: Petrovskoye in the DPR and Stanitsa Luganskaya and Zolotoye in the Lugansk People’s Republic. The disengagement was finalized at all the three areas by the late 2019.

The presence of weapons and military personnel is banned in those areas. The OSCE SMM patrols are monitoring the situation.*ot