Diplomat says story about American neo-Nazi site in Russia became political show in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 21:07
Putin, Medvedev honor memory of Sevastopol defendersSociety & Culture August 18, 20:02
Yeltsin’s limousine put up for sale for $332,495 in St. PetersburgSociety & Culture August 18, 19:46
Sambo wrestling should become trademark of Russian sports — security officialSport August 18, 18:38
Iran may start oil supplies to Russia within monthBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:31
Nord Stream 2 project will be implemented despite sanctions — energy ministerBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:29
Two killed in stabbing in Turku, FinlandWorld August 18, 18:15
Moscow and Ankara agree upon Turkish Stream landfallBusiness & Economy August 18, 18:11
Russia may lift agricultural restrictions from Turkey by October 20Business & Economy August 18, 18:04
MOSCOW, July 30. /TASS/. Two civilians have died in the shellings of the town of Gorlovka by Ukrainian forces, the town administration said on Thursday.
"A woman, born in 1986, died in the Kalininsky district, while a man died in the Nikitovsky district," the Donetsk News Agency quoted a town administration spokesperson as saying.
It was earlier reported that six people, including two children, were injured in night shellings of Gorlovka. "Six people have been injured — two women, aged 76 and 79, two men, aged 58 and 52, and two children, aged 7 and 14," Gorlovka’s healthcare department said.
On Wednesday evening, the mayor’s office said the town was being shelled from Dzerzhinsk, noting that shells were exploding in the western part of Gorlovka.
According to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) defense ministry, Gorlovka is regularly shelled by the Ukrainian forces.
Ceasefire is envisaged by the Minsk agreements on 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 Minsk accords also envisage weaponry withdrawal, prisoner exchange, local elections in Donbas, constitutional reform in Ukraine and establishing working sub-groups on security, political, economy and humanitarian components of the Minsk accords.
The Ukrainian forces and the self-defense forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics have repeatedly accused each other of violating ceasefire and other points of the Minsk agreements.