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Ukrainian army shells Oktyabrsky village in Donetsk, no casualties registered

June 29, 2015, 5:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Oktyabrsky, which is close to the Donetsk Airport, comes under fire for a second day in a row
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MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS/. Ukrainian troops have shelled the Oktyabrsky village in the Kuibyshevsky District of the city of Donetsk from mortars, the district’s head Ivan Prikhodko said Sunday. "The shelling started at about 20:00 and lasted for about 30 minutes. According to available information, there are no casualties or destruction," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Prikhodko as saying.

Oktyabrsky, which is close to the Donetsk Airport, comes under fire for a second day in a row. On June 27, several garages caught fire when shells hit them.

Ukrainian troops have been engaged in fierce fighting with local militias during Kiev’s military operation, underway since mid-April 2014, against the breakaway territories - the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics constituting parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. The clashes have killed thousands.

The Trilateral Contact Group on settlement in east Ukraine comprising representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on February 12, 2015 signed a 13-point Package of Measures on implementation of the September 2014 Minsk agreements.

The Package of Measures (Minsk-2), earlier agreed with the Normandy Four (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine), included cessation of fire from February 15, withdrawal of heavy armaments, as well as measures on long-term political settlement in Ukraine, in particular establishment of working subgroups.

The ceasefire has been repeatedly violated by Kiev.

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