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Seven houses damaged in shelled Donetsk

July 31, 2016, 10:52 UTC+3 DONETSK

"In the Kyibyshev district, were damaged houses in five streets," the source said

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DONETSK, July 31. /TASS/. Seven houses were damaged in shelling from positions of the Ukrainian military, the Donetsk News Agency reported on Sunday referring to a source at defense authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).

"In the Kyibyshev district, were damaged houses in five streets," the source said.

Under fire during the night to Sunday were the territory of airport, settlements Spartak and Zhabichevo north of Donetsk, settlements Staromikhailovka and Trudovskiye, Zaitsevo and Shirokaya Balka, suburbs of Yasinovataya, settlements Sakhanko and Kominternovo.

Kiev military shell Lugansk militia

The Ukrainian military over the past 24 hours shelled 16 times positions of the people’s militia of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), the republic’s defense authority told the LuganskInformCenter on Sunday.

"The Ukrainian side delivered fire mostly on the Kalinovo settlement. From 17:00 and though to midnight it was shelled eleven times. The military shelled it from mortars, IFV weapons, various grenade launchers and other arms," the agency quoted the authority’s report.

The Ukrainian military also shelled Logvinovo and Kalinovka.

Members of the Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in the east of Ukraine at a meeting in Minsk on April 29 agreed on a complete ceasefire in Donbass starting from midnight on April 30. It is an eighth ceasefire agreement since the autumn of 2014. The sides however continue accusing each other of ceasefire violations.

Kiev’s security forces in the people’s militia responsibility zone have been repeatedly violating the truce, opening fire from mortars and tank weapons, which had to be withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

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 17, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Konstantin Yeliseev told a news conference in Kiev that advisors to the leaders of the Normandy Quartet agreed at the meeting in Minsk on June 15-16 to prepare a new summit in the Normandy format (Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany) on the Ukrainian conflict’s peaceful settlement.

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