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MOSCOW, November 12. /TASS/. The Ukrainian army on Thursday morning resumed the shelling of the positions of the units of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) located on the territory of the Donetsk airport, a source in the DPR Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
"The Ukrainian military has been shelling the militia’s positions at the airport since 09:00 hours. The enemy is using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and small arms," the source said.
At the moment the shelling continues, he added.
Donetsk, the administrative center of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), came under massive mortar fire from the Ukrainian military, head of a district administration Ivan Prikhodko has said. The northern part of the city was left without power.
"The night shelling by Ukrainian nationalists has damaged the cable line in Severny inhabited locality in Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk. A shell hit de-energized most of Oktyabrsky village, specifically, hospital No.21, and also part of Severny inhabited locality. The enemy used 82-mm mortars," Donetsk News Agency quotes him as saying.
On Wednesday evening, the Ukrainian military opened fire at Spartak village located near the Donetsk airport. The Ukrainian Armed Forces used mortars, automatic grenade launchers and small arms. According to the DPR Defense Ministry, in spite of the ceasefire, the inhabited localities adjacent to the northern part of Donetsk and the Donetsk airport area have been subjected to frequent shelling by the Ukrainian military over the past few days.
Earlier reports said that the DPR militia command had notified the OSCE mission about the full withdrawal of mortars with caliber under 120 mm from the line of contact.
The DPR self-defense forces completed the withdrawal of mortars on November 5, thus completing the process of pulling back weapons envisaged by the Supplement to the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements coordinated by the Contact Group.