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Ceasefire holds in Donbas, no shellings registered overnight in DPR

October 07, 2015, 11:08 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Heads of Kievsky, Kirovsky and Kuybyshevsky districts confirmed that no violations of ceasefire were registered in the region

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MOSCOW, October 7. /TASS/. No shellings by Ukrainian forces have been registered overnight in frontline settlements of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), local administrations told Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.

"It was quiet and calm at night", Donetsk’s Petrovsky district head Maxim Zhukovsky said. Heads of Kievsky, Kirovsky and Kuybyshevsky districts confirmed that no violations of ceasefire were registered in the region.

Administrations of towns of Makeyevka, Dokuchaevsk, Gorlovka and Yasinovataya said they were no shellings overnight. "Everything is calm, no shellings," Makeyvevka mayor’s office said.

The situation was calm in the frontline settlement in the Telmanovsky, Novoazovsky, Amvrosievsky and Starobeshevsky ditricts.

At the meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk on August 26, the participants confirmed their plans to ensure ceasefire in Donbas from 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.

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 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.

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