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Donetsk’s northern and western outskirts reportedly shelled

October 27, 2015, 9:58 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to some reports, Ukrainian Armed Forces shell one of the terminals of the Donetsk airport with 120mm caliber projectiles

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MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. Ukrainian forces have shelled Donetsk’s Petrovsky district and the settlement of Spartak near the city’s airport overnight to October 27, Donetsk News Agency reported on Tuesday citing local administrations.

"Last night the settlement was shelled again from guns and machine-guns. We also heard mines exploding closer to the airport," a resident of the Spartak settlement said.

The local administration of the Alexandrovka settlement in the Petrovsky district also reported shellings overnight. "Explosions were heard on the outskirts but no reports were made by residents. It did not reach residential areas," an administration spokesperson said.

It was earlier reported that Ukrainian forces opened fire from mortars and small arms at the Donetsk airport. No injuries have been reported.

Others towns in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) - Deblatsevo, Yasinovataya, Dokuchaevsk, Makeyevka - did no register any ceasefire violations overnight. "The night was calm, there were no incidents," Gorlovka’s administration said.

The ceasefire was also observed in Telmanovsky, Amvrosievsky, Starobeshevsky and Novoazovsky districts. "There were no shellings," Novoazovksy district’s deputy head Anatoly Yanovsky said.

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. Over the last weeks, only few violations of ceasefire regime were registered in Donbas.

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