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Gas pipeline damaged in shelling in south Donbass — local authorities

February 18, 2016, 12:03 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 18. /TASS/. A gas pipeline was damaged in night shelling of the settlement of Kominternovo in the south of Donbass , the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Novoazovsky district head Oleg Morgun said on Thursday.

"Shots were fired near Kominternovo at night from the side of Mariupol. No one was injured, nothing was damaged apart from a gas pipe," Donetsk News Agency quoted Morgun as saying.

This is not the first case when infrastructure was damaged in shellings. A gas pipeline and power lines were damaged near the Tduvoskaya mine on the western outskirts of Donetsk. On January 15 a gas distribution station was damaged in shelling in Kominternovo, along with 10 residential houses.

At the meeting of the Contact Group on January 13 the sides supported the initiative of Russia’s envoy Boris Gryzlov on ensuring complete ceasefire on the territory of Donbass. This is the seventh attempt to fully observe the ceasefire regime in Ukraine’s south-east. At the recent meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk the participants expressed regret over continuing violations of ceasefire regime in Donbass.

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