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Ukrainian military shelling injures civilian in Pervomaisk - Lugansk Republic

June 13, 2015, 14:01 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Five houses were damaged, and a woman born in 1957 got an injury of left thigh and leg

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MOSCOW, June 13. /TASS/. Ukraine’s Armed Forces late in the afternoon on June 12 shelled from mortars the town of Pervomaisk, where a woman was injured, the Emergency Situations Ministry of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) said on Saturday.

"The town of Pervomaisk was shelled yesterday at 7:30 p.m.," Minister Sergei Ivanushkin told LuganskInformCentre. "Five houses were damaged, and a woman born in 1957 got an injury of left thigh and leg."

He said also the shelling left without electricity 3,600 users. The electricity line has been repaired, and now continues repairing of the damaged low-pressure gas pipeline.

Regular talks of the participants of the Trilateral Contact Group on east Ukrainian settlement comprising representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were held in the Belarusian capital Minsk on February 10-12. Talks of the Normandy Four (Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine) leaders on the Ukrainian issue also ended February 12 in Minsk.

A 13-point Package of Measures on implementation of the September 2014 Minsk agreements was adopted at the February talks.

The package in particular included an agreement on cessation of fire from February 15, withdrawal of heavy armaments, as well as measures on long-term political settlement of the situation in Ukraine, including enforcement of a special self-rule status for certain districts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The ceasefire has been repeatedly violated since.

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