In eastern Ukraine’s warzone, 45 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 163 were injured since the latest ceasefire agreement was signed off a year ago, on July 27, 2020.

That’s according to the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Settlement

From July 27, 2019, to July 26, 2020, Russian-led forces attacked Ukrainian troops 4,257 times, killing 88 servicemen and wounding 494.

Since the onset of ceasefire, from July 27, 2020, to July 27, 2021, a total of 1,995 shellings were recorded, which left 45 servicemen killed and 163 injured,” the statement reads, citing preliminary data from the Joint Forces Operation HQ.

It is emphasized that “the Armed Forces of Ukraine perform with dignity the tasks set by President due to the international situation around Ukraine, providing Ukrainian diplomacy with the relevant conditions to fight for Ukrainian national interests.”

According to the Ukrainian delegation, adhering to the ceasefire during the armed conflict is the most difficult type of military action.

Ukraine remains true to its political and diplomatic commitment to resolving the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Numerous statements by representatives of international organizations (from the UN Security Council to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe), the mediating states within the Normandy Four, and the G7 testify to this fact.