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MOSCOW, September 11. /TASS/. Ukrainian forces have observed ceasefire regime over the last 24 hours on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, heads of local administrations told Donetsk News Agency on Friday.
"Last night passed without shellings," Donetsk’s Kirovsky district Yury Budrin said. The situation was calm in other districts of Donetsk as well, including Kievsky, Petrovsky and Kuybyshevsky.
No incidents were registered in settlements along the contact line. No violations of ceasefire regime were confirmed by administrations of Gorlovka, Novoazovsk, Yasinovataya and Telmanovo.
One resident of Donetsk’s Petrovsky district received shrapnel wounds from the explosive device on the road from Alexandrovka to Maryinka.
At the meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk on August 26, the participants confirmed their plans to ensure ceasefire in Donbas by September 1. OSCE’s (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Special Representative in Ukraine Martin Sajdik said that it is necessary for ensuring security at schools along the contact line. Over the last days, only few violations of ceasefire regime were registered in Donbas, with the most serious case registered overnight to September 5, when one civilian was killed and two others injured.
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 envisage ceasefire, weaponry withdrawal, prisoner exchange, local election 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.