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Ukrainian military open fire at LPR on eve of ceasefire — militia

June 30, 23:53 UTC+3 LUGANSK

The sides pledge to start implementing the ceasefire amid the beginning of the harvest season, starting from 00:01 on June 1

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LUGANSK, June 30. /TASS/. Ukraine’s Armed Forces shelled the urban settlement of Donetsky several hours before a next ceasefire comes into force, the spokesman for the militia of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) said on Saturday.

"The Ukrainian Armed Forces are cynically shelling the populated locality of Donetsky," Andrei Marochko was quoted by the local news agency. "The shelling that started at 18.50 local time from 120mm mortars, armored vehicles’ guns, automatic grenade launchers and small arms caused a fire at a summer kitchen and a garage…"

The Contact Group for settling the crisis in Ukraine’s east declared another ceasefire at a meeting in Minsk on June 27. The sides pledge to start implementing the ceasefire amid the beginning of the harvest season. The ceasefire comes into effect at 00.01 Kiev Time on July 1.

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