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Militants carried out fire in Mariupol direction - ATO press center
09:22, 5 October 2015
Militants carried out fire in Mariupol direction - ATO press center

ATO Staff does not consider the firings as violation of Minsk agreements

09:22, 5 October 2015

hranitne firing
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For the last day, at 10:45 am on the temporarily occupied territory two cases of opening fire were recorded at 2 km distance from Hranitne settlement in Mariupol direction. Militants hit in the direction of the demarcation line with the automatic grenade launcher, ATO press center reported.

The shellings are not considered as violation of Minsk agreements, announced ATO Staff press officer Analoliy Stelmakh in the air of 112 Ukraine channel.

"Actually, it is not a violation of peace agreements, because it happened on the temporarily occupied territory. Namely, there was not a direct firing upon our positions,”- he said.

As it was reported before, in the conflict zone in East Ukraine the removal of equipment and weapons less than 100 mm caliber from the boundary line began. The withdrawal will last for 41 days and will take place in several stages.

The agreement on withdrawal of armament less than 100 mm caliber from the contact line in Donbas came into force October 3, the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced after the meeting in the "Norman format" in Paris on Friday, October 2.

Earlier, on September 29, Trilateral contact group in Minsk signed an agreement on withdrawal of small-caliber weapons from the contact line with Russia-backed militants in Donbas. 

Overall, for the past few days, in the ATO area, both sides of the conflict almost completely adhered to the peace agreements.

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