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Three houses, gas pipeline damaged in shelling of DPR by Ukrainian side

June 13, 16:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Also the pro-Kiev military over the past 24 hours seven times shelled positions of the militia in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR)
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MOSCOW, June 13. /TASS/. Three high-rise houses and a gas pipeline were damaged in the night shelling of Gorlovka from positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, a source at the republic’s defense authority told the Donetsk News Agency on Monday.

The source said the Ukrainian military launched shells from positions in Novgorodskoye. They used weapons of 122mm caliber.

Head of Donetsk’s Kuybyshev district said several settlements were cut off electricity in the shelling.

Under the night fire were also the checkpoint in Yasinovataya and districts of Dokuchayevsk. The Ukrainian military launched 70 shells on territory of the self-proclaimed republic.

 About 20 houses as well as industrial facilities were damaged in the night shelling of Gorlovka, Donetsk and Makeyevka by units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

"Yesterday [June 12], at 23:00 we fixed damage of the gas pipeline in Gorlovka, thus 60 flats in a high-rise house were cut off gas supplies. Repairing is under way now," the local gas operator told the Donetsk News Agency.

Head of Donetsk’s Kuybyshev district said several settlements were cut off electricity in the shelling. Under the night fire were also the checkpoint in Yasinovataya and districts of Dokuchayevsk. The Ukrainian military launched 70 shells on territory of the self-proclaimed republic.

Lugansk Republic reports Ukrainian military violate ceasefire regime

The pro-Kiev military over the past 24 hours seven times shelled positions of the militia in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), the republic’s defense ministry told the LuganskInformCenter on Monday.

Under the fire were Kalinovo, Veselogorovka, Stanitsa-Luganskaya.

The Ukrainian military "used 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms," the authority said.

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.

On June 10, at the demand from the DPR, the Contact Group had emergency video conference talks. The participants stressed it necessary to observe the ceasefire regime and agreed to have investigations into shelling by the Contact Group’s next meeting due on June 15. The meeting is expected to feature OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission and the Joint Coordination Center for Ceasefire Monitoring.

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