DONETSK, January 8. /TASS/. The Ukrainian armed forces on Saturday night shelled southern regions of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), where two villages remain without electricity, the local authorities said on Sunday.
"Last night, from about 20:00 to 22:00, from the Ukrainian positions the fire was directed on Sakhanka," the Donetsk News Agency quoted an official. "One house was damaged, and without electricity now remain Sergeyevka and Leninskoye."
On December 21, 2016, the Contact Group seeking to find a solution to the Donbass crisis agreed to introduce a ceasefire in Donbass starting from midnight December 24. The current attempt to "indefinitely" cease the fire in Donbass has become the tenth since the conflict erupted in south-eastern Ukraine.
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.