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MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Ukrainian forces have shelled the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) three times over last 24 hours, LPR people’s militia said on Thursday.
Kiev forces shelled the settlement of Logvinovo from the Luganskoye village using infantry fighting vehicles, automatic grenade launchers and small arms. "No one was injured," LPR people’s militia said.
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.
Ceasefire is envisaged by the Minsk accords signed on 12 February 2015, after negotiations in the so-called "Normandy format" in the Belarusian capital Minsk, bringing together Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The package of measures also envisages weaponry withdrawal, prisoner exchange, local election in Donbass, constitutional reform in Ukraine and establishing working sub-groups on security, political, economy and humanitarian components of the Minsk accords.