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MOSCOW, May 13. /TASS/. The Ukrainian forces have shelled the settlements of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) 41 times over the last 24 hours, DPR defense ministry said on Wednesday.
"Over the last 24 hours, the self-defense forces registered 41 shellings on the republic’s territory. The enemy continues to use heavy weaponry," the Donetsk News Agency quoted a DPR defense ministry spokesman as saying.
According to the DPR defense ministry, the Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk, including the Oktyabrsky settlement, Oktyabrskaya mine, airport and Volvo Center, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya. The villages of Spartak, Zhabichevo, Logvinovo and Kalinovka also came under fire. The information about casualties among civilians and self-defense forces is currently being verified.
Kiev’s military operation headquarters confirmed that self-defense forces also violated the ceasefire over the last 24 hours, but said it could not name the exact number of shellings.
Ceasefire is one of the key points of the Minsk agreements on the Ukrainian settlement. Other points include heavy weaponry withdrawal, prisoner exchange, local elections in Donbass and constitutional reform in Ukraine.
The Minsk accords were signed on February 12, after negotiations in the so-called "Normandy format" in the Belarusian capital Minsk, bringing together Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The talks lasted for around 14 hours. Simultaneously, a meeting of the Contact Group on Ukrainian settlement was held in Minsk.
The Ukrainian forces and the self-defense forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luрansk People’s Republics have repeatedly accused each other of violating ceasefire and other points of the Minsk agreements.