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Seven blasts go off on east Ukraine’s Donetsk railway over past day

June 25, 2014, 14:22 UTC+3 KIEV
Meanwhile, 70 and 15 centimetres of railway tracks were destroyed
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KIEV, June 25./ITAR-TASS/. Seven blasts have gone off on railway tracks at east Ukraine’s Donetsk railway over the past day, the press service of the railway’s police department said on Wednesday.

Unidentified offenders disrupted railway traffic on railway sections from Gorlovka to Debaltsevo on June 24.

Detectives found out that high-voltage power pylons had been damaged in explosions and had blocked the railway track. Meanwhile, 70 and 15 centimetres of railway tracks were destroyed as well.

No people were injured in all blasts. Train traffic was suspended across railroad switches. Repair is underway.

On Wednesday morning, three sections of railway tracks in the city of Gorlovka were blasted. Two turnout switches and up traffic tracks were damaged in explosions. A group of detectives is working at the blast sites. No people were wounded in blasts, restoration works are in progress.

 

Peace plan for Eastern Ukraine

On June 21, Petro Poroshenko presented a plan of peaceful settlement in southeast Ukraine, in which he pledged to provide security guarantees for the participants in the talks and relieve fighters who have not committed any grave crimes and who voluntarily lay down arms from criminal prosecution; create a 10-kilometer buffer zone on the Russian-Ukrainian border; release all hostages and create a guaranteed corridor to enable Russian and Ukrainian mercenaries to leave the territory of Ukraine. Poroshenko’s peace plan also says that all unlawfully-occupied buildings in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions should be vacated to make it possible for the local government bodies to resume their work. Other measures under Poroshenko’s peace plan include renovation of the system of central television and radio broadcasting in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions; steps to decentralize power; early local and parliamentary elections, creation of new jobs in the region and restoration of industrial facilities and social infrastructure.

Poroshenko’s decree on unilateral ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine took effect at 23:00 Moscow time on June 20. It will last from 22:00 (23:00 Moscow time) on June 20 until 10:00 (11:00 Moscow time) on June 27.

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