Russian prime minister declares 3rd Winter World Military Games openMilitary & Defense February 24, 22:33
Russia to veto UNSC resolution imposing sanctions on Syria — envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 22:29
Ukrainian MP Savchenko arrives in Donetsk republic to visit Ukrainian prisoners — agencyWorld February 24, 22:25
Russian Defense Ministry surprised over German MPs reaction to Reichstag miniature plansRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 16:32
Iraq's PM orders airstrikes on IS positions in SyriaWorld February 24, 16:09
Nord Stream 2 financing model to be ready by year end - OMVBusiness & Economy February 24, 13:44
Churkin left bright mark in history of Russian diplomacy, Lavrov saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 12:20
Cargo spacecraft docks ISS in automatic modeScience & Space February 24, 11:58
Belarus to present to European Commission report on NPP stress tests' results - ministryBusiness & Economy February 24, 11:36
MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. Ukrainian troops have violated the ceasefire regime more than 400 times after the signing of the peace agreements in Minsk, Eduard Basurin, a spokesman for the defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Tuesday.
"Since February 12, when the peace accords were signed in Minsk, the number of episodes of targeted shelling of our positions by Ukrainian troops has exceeded 400," he said, adding that Ukrainian troops had shelled DPR positions 20 times in past 24 hours.
According to Basurin, the most difficult situation remains in the vicinity of the Donetsk airport and south of Mariupol, where Kiev is pulling units of armored vehicles and servicemen.
"Here, random shelling of our positions from firearms and mortars continued all through yesterday. As many as 18 episodes of shelling were reported from the vicinity of the airport," he said, adding that one DPR serviceman had been wounded.
"Despite its loud accusations against us, the Ukrainian side is sparing no effort to hamber or block the activity of the monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in territories under its control, where it openly violates the Minsk agreements of February 12," Basurin underscored.