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Luhansk republic claims Kiev forces shelled coalmine

March 09, 2015, 11:36 UTC+3

It was the first major shelling since the start of the ceasefire

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MOSCOW, 9 March. /TASS/. Kiev's military shelled the Pervomaiskaya mine located in the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic from mortars, the republic's minister of emergency situations Sergey Ivanushkin said on Monday.

"Today at about 9:30a.m. the Pervomaiskaya mine was shelled - it is quite close to the Mikhailovka village," LuganskInformCentre quoted him.

"We are monitoring the situation permanently - this is the first major shelling since beginning of the new ceasefire," the minister said.

He said four 120mm calibre shells were fired from the town of Zolotoye controlled by Kiev's military. According to preliminary inforamtion, no one was injured.

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