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DONESTK, July 4. /TASS/. Ukrainian forces have shelled the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) 345 times over the last 24 hours, DPR operational command said on Monday.
"The enemy fired 146 shells of 120mm caliber and 148 shells of 82mm caliber. Moreover, they used infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms," Donetsk News Agency quoted DPR operational command as saying.
Kiev forces opened fire at DPR’s south - settlements of Leninskoye, Vasilyevka, Sakhanka and Kominternovo, town of Dokuchaevsk, villages of Zaytsevo and Golmovsky near Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Veseloye and Mineralnoye. Ukrainian forces also shelled the Petrovsky district in the west of Donetsk and the airport on the northern outskirts of the city.
The information about ceasefire violations was handed to representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC).
The participants of the Contact Group on settling the situation in east Ukraine agreed on observing 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.
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 Pyotr 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.