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Kiev forces shell railway station in Donetsk republic

November 26, 2015, 10:27 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The shelling was carried out from the positions of the Kiev troops in the Pesky village near the Donetsk airport, a local official says
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Ukrainian armored vehicle

Ukrainian armored vehicle

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MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. Kiev forces opened fire from mortars in the vicinity of a railway station in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), a local official said on Friday.

"The mortar shelling occurred at around 6 a.m. in the suburb of the Yasinovatsky district, the territory of the Donetsk-Severny station," the head of the local administration, Yuri Yanenko, said.

As a result of the shelling, a private house caught fire. The blaze was later extinguished by the rescuers.

The shelling was carried out from the positions of the Kiev troops in the Pesky village near the Donetsk airport. No casualties have been reported.

Under the February 12 Minsk peace deal, artillery systems with calibers of 100 mm and more should be withdrawn from each other by 50 kilometers, multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) by 70 km, Tornado, Uragan, Smerch MLRS and Tochka missiles by 140 km.

In line with the September supplement to the Package of Measures, guns with calibers up to 100 mm, tanks, mortars, including with 120-mm caliber, were to be pulled back by November 12.

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