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Two killed, five injured in DPR shelling by Ukrainian military

August 21, 14:48 UTC+3 DONETSK
Earlier on Sunday, the DPR military said the Ukrainian armed forces on Saturday and Sunday launched 184 shells and mines on the republic’s territory
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DONETSK, August 21. /TASS/. Two people were killed and another five got injured in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in the shelling from positions of the Ukrainian military, the DPR command spokesman Eduard Basurin said on Sunday.

"One civilian was killed in Donetsk’s Kirov district," the Donetsk News Agency quoted him. "Also, one serviceman was killed."

During the shelling, got injured four people in Donetsk, Yasinovataya, Zaitsevo and Kominternovo, he said.

Earlier on Sunday, the DPR military said the Ukrainian armed forces on Saturday and Sunday launched 184 shells and mines on the republic’s territory.

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zone have been repeatedly violating the truce, opening fire from mortars and tank weapons, which had to be withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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.

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