MOSCOW, October 8. /TASS/. The night in east Ukrainian Donetsk was calm, no new shelling was fixed, heads of local administrations told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.
Late on Wednesday, Kiev-controlled troops shelled the north-western outskirts of Donetsk, the capital of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, the head of a district administration, Ivan Prikhodko, said, adding that nobody was injured in the shelling.
Under agreements reached at talks of the Trilateral Contact Group for Ukraine in Minsk, complete ceasefire came into effect at the line of contact from September 1. Besides, complete ceasefire is a condition for the start of a new pullout of arms under the agreement initialed by the Contact Group on September 29, and signed by the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk and then Kiev.
The document initialed by the Trilateral Contact Group envisaged withdrawal of weapons under 100mm caliber to a distance of 15 kilometers from the line of engagement. First tanks are to be pulled back, then artillery and then mortars. The first stage of 15 days will be followed by a 24-day second stage.