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Two civilians wounded in shelling of Donetsk suburb by Ukrainian troops - administration

October 23, 2016, 19:50 UTC+3 DONETSK

Elderly woman and her thirty-on-year old son received numerous wounds and were taken to hospital

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DONETSK, October 23. /TASS/. Two civilians were wounded in shelling of a Donetsk suburb by Ukrainian troops, the local administration chief said on Sunday.

"An elderly woman and her thirty-on-year old son were wounded today as Ukrainian troops shelled the settlement of Trudovskiye," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Maxim Zhukovsky as saying.

According to Zhukovsky, both received numerous wounds and were taken to hospital.

On August 26, the parties to the Contact Group for settling the armed civil conflict in eastern Ukraine made a yet another, ninth, attempt to attain ceasefire. The agreement they reached suggests the ceasefire takes effect as of September 1. However the security situation in Donbass has not visibly improved, with the parties continuing to exchange accusations 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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