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The Ukrainian military over past 24 hours fired on districts of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) along the line of engagement more than 1,200 shells and mines, the republic’s representative at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Ceasefire in Donbass Ruslan Yakubov said on Sunday. informs citing TASS that the republic’s representative said under fire were compounds near Donetsk. Within one day, the center registered 50 violations of ceasefire from positions of the Ukrainian military, the Donetsk news agency said.

Since the fall of 2014, participants in the Contact Group on East Ukrainian settlement have announced about a dozen of ceasefire deals. On June 24, the so-called "harvest ceasefire" came into effect - it was expected to hold until the end of August. However, shelling incidents continued to happen.

On August 23, the Contact Group members declared a "back-to-school" ceasefire in Donbass starting from August 25. However, on that very day, defense authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk Republics reported that their territories had come under shelling from positions of the Ukrainian troops. Kiev, in turn, has been accusing the republics of violating the ceasefire.

2017.11.26 / 11:59
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