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Last night, Ukrainian military shelled the area of Former Donetsk Airport and Spartak village, a source in the Defense Ministry of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) informed Donetsk News Agency.
“Around 2.30 PM, Ukrainian military opened fire on Spartak village and former Donetsk Airport. The shelling lasted for about an hour,” the spokesman of Agency said.
According to the source, eleven 120mm mortar shells were fired during the shellings, various kinds of grenade launchers and small arms were used.
In April 2014, the Government of Ukraine launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest data of UN, more than 9 thousand people became victims of the conflict. The question of the settlement of the situation in Donbass is also discussed during the meetings of the Contact Group in Minsk, which, since September 2014, has adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict, including the armistice. However, shootouts between the parties of the conflict continue after the armistice agreements.
Source: RIA Novosti