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Shelling by Ukrainian military leaves one killed, another injured in Donbass

June 05, 14:48 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Four residential houses were damaged in mine shelling of Gorlovka’s northern suburbs, spokesman of the republic’s defense authority Eduard Basurin said
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MOSCOW, June 5. /TASS/. One militia serviceman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) was killed and another one got injured over the past 24 hours during the shelling from positions of the Ukrainian military, spokesman of the republic’s defense authority Eduard Basurin said on Sunday.

Four residential houses were damaged in mine shelling of Gorlovka’s northern suburbs, he said.

Earlier, the republic reported over the past 24 hours the Ukrainian military 485 times opened fire on the DPR territory on districts neighboring the line of engagement.

The Ukrainian side launched 223 mines of 120mm caliber and 236 mines of 82mm caliber. Besides, they used grenade launchers and other arms.

Under fire were Zaitsevo, Sakhanka, Dokuchayevsk, Yasinovataya, Staromikhailoka and Trudovskiye, Spartak, Veseloye, Yakovkevka and the airport area.

Сivilian got injured

A civilian got injured as the Ukrainian military shelled a bus at a checkpoint near Gorlovka in Donbass, Eduard Basurin said.

"Today, at 13:40, at a checkpoint near Mayorsk a bus carrying civilians got under fire from positions of the Ukrainian military, and one passenger got injured," the Donetsk News Agency quoted him.

The spokesman said the military used grenade launchers and small arms.

On April 29, the Contact Group for a settlement in eastern Ukraine agreed yet another full ceasefire in Donbass starting from the midnight of April 30. It is an eighth ceasefire agreement since the autumn of 2014. The sides however continue accusing each other of ceasefire violations.

The Package of Measures to fulfil the September 2014 Minsk agreements, known as Minsk-2, that was signed in Minsk on February 12, 2015, envisaged a ceasefire regime between Ukrainian government forces and people’s militias in the self-proclaimed republics in Donetsk and Lugansk (DPR and LPR) starting from February 15, 2015 and a subsequent withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of engagement. The deal also laid out a roadmap for a lasting settlement in Ukraine, including local elections and constitutional reform to give more autonomy to the war-torn eastern regions.

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