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MOSCOW, May 23. /TASS/. A source in law enforcement agencies of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic on Monday reported night mortar shelling of the northern outskirts of Donetsk, a checkpoint in Yasinovataya, villages of Sakhanka and Kominternovo in the south of the unrecognized republic.
"From 8pm to 12am, Ukrainian forces shelled the villages of Spartak, Veseloye, Sakhanka and Kominternovo. They also shelled the checkpoint in Yasinovataya (on the Donetsk-Gorlovka highway), Volvo Center and Donetsk airport. In total, Ukrainian Armed Forces fired 147 shells of 82mm calibers and 15 shells of 120mm caliber at these places," Donetsk News Agency quoted the source as saying.
According to the source, Kiev forces opened fire at least three times from tank weapons. On Sunday, Ukrainian forces fired over 70 shells at the outskirts of Donetsk, Yasinovataya and settlements in DPR’s south.
The participants of the Contact Group on settling the situation in east Ukraine agreed on observing Easter ceasefire starting from April 30. However, the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics (DPR and LPR) and Kiev forces continue accusing each other of violating the ceasefire regime in Donbass.