MOSCOW, April 11. /TASs/. A residential house in the settlement of Yakovlevka in the Yasinovatsy district has burned down after being hit by a shell fired by Ukrainian forces, the emergencies ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Monday.
"A fire broke out in the settlement of Yakovlevka in the Yasinovatsy district, in a residential house located in the horticultural society ‘Torch’. As a result of the fire, the house was completely destroyed. The reason of the fire is the explosive device that hit it," the emergencies ministry said. According to the ministry, one vehicle and five people were sent to extinguish fired.
At night Ukrainian forces shelled the checkpoint in Yasinovataya on the Donetsk-Gorlovka highway and the outskirts of Donetsk. Kiev forces also opened fire at the village of Sakhanka in the Novoazovsky district.
At the meeting of the Contact Group at the start of January 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 recent meetings 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.