Russian-backed militants shelled residential areas in Donetsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

They used 82mm mortars, what violates the Minsk agreements
19:47, 5 November 2015


Russian-backed militants shelled residential areas controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, particularly in Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region. They used 82-millimeter mortars, as reported by the ATO press center.

"At 11:15 AM Russian-terrorist mercenaries targeted Krasnohorivka with their mortars. The militants used the 82-mm mortars to attack the civilians, what violates the Minsk agreements. A mine exploded near residential houses... Fortunatelly, there are no human casualties caused by the shelling," said the press-center of the ATO.

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"At a time when the Ukrainian side adheres to the Minsk agreements and certainly performs schedule of removal of weapons, including mortars, the terrorists are shelling residential areas using the prohibited weapons," according to the statement.

Rebels from the Donetsk People's Republic, who controll a part of the Donetsk region, accused the Ukrainian side in the shelling of its positions, in particular, those on the territory of the Donetsk airport and near the village of Spartak, Donetsk region.

Earlier relative calm has been recorded in the ATO zone, and some rare explostions and armed provocations took place. Recalling, November 4 National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Secretaty Oleksander Turchynov suggested that the removal of weapons from the demarcation line must be stopped if the pro-Russian rebels will continue attacks in Donbas.

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