KIEV, April 1 – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian tank reservists conducted exercises in the Luhansk region in the zone of a military operation in Donbass, the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JF) headquarters said on Thursday.
“In the mechanized brigade named after Prince Roman the Great, which carries out tasks in the Luhansk region, exercises of tank reserves were held. Tank units, in accordance with the Minsk agreements, have been removed from the line of contact and have not taken part in hostilities for a long time,” press service on Facebook.
It is noted that according to the legend of the exercises, the enemy broke through the defenses, and the infantrymen were forced to retreat. “The tankers, each time receiving new commands to change the situation, reacted with lightning speed in battle conditions – they retreated to find a weak spot in the enemy's defense and regain their lost positions,” the headquarters added.
Earlier, additional measures to ensure a ceasefire came into force in Donbass. These measures imply a complete ban on firing, placing weapons in and near settlements, offensive and reconnaissance and sabotage actions. The engineering equipment of positions and the use of drones by the parties to the conflict near the line of contact are also prohibited. In addition, the measures provide for disciplinary liability for violation of the ceasefire. Ceasefire orders containing measures to maintain it must be in effect until the conflict is fully resolved.