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Ukrainian troops resume shelling of Gorlovka

July 14, 2015, 21:32 UTC+3 MOSCOW

So far, no information is available about the casualties

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MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS/. Ukraine’s troops have resumed shelling of the town of Gorlovka in Donbas, a spokesman for the town administration said on Tuesday.

"The town is being shelled since 17:00 local time. After ten-minute breaks, fire resumes. Subject to shelling are Shirokaya Balka and Ozeryanovka near the Gorlovka dam lake," the Donetsk News Agency quoted him as saying.

So far, no information is available about the casualties.

The town and its suburbs came under shelling by Ukrainian troops on Tuesday morning. The town’s northwestern suburbs were shelled from heavy weapons. Powerful explosions were heard in the Nikitivsky district and Ozeryanovka. Two persons were injured.

A peace deal struck on February 12 in Minsk, Belarus, by the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France envisaged a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and people’s militias starting from February 15, followed by withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of military engagement and prisoner release. The package of measures envisages the pullback of all heavy weapons by both parties to locations equidistant from the disengagement line in order to create a security zone at least 50 kilometers wide for artillery systems with a caliber of 100 mm or more, a zone of security 70 kilometers wide for multiple rocket launchers and a zone 140 kilometers wide for multiple rocket launchers Tornado-S, Uragan and Smerch and the tactical rocket systems Tochka-U. The document says that the Ukrainian troops are to be pulled back away from the current line of engagement and the militias of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, from the engagement line set by the Minsk Memorandum of September 19, 2014. The ceasefire however has been repeatedly violated.

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