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Two Donetsk People’s Republic servicemen died as a result of the shelling of the Republic’s territory by Ukrainian military last night, another four were injured, DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin said during his briefing at Donetsk News Agency press center.
Earlier DPR Defense Ministry informed that Ukrainian military shelled the frontline territory of the Republic 160 times.
Also last night Ukrainian recon-sabotage group made a failed attempt to attack the positions of DPR army in Staromikhaylovka village area west of Donetsk. Thanks to the vigilance of the Republic’s servicemen and incompetent sabotage work of Ukrainian saboteurs, the group was spotted approaching the contact line. A gunfight erupted, four saboteurs escaped, cynically leaving the body of one of theirs behind.
According to Eduard Basurin, the failed sabotage attempt “is a clear demonstration of how Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko values his words on abiding to the ceasefire during the May holidays“.
A new ceasefire agreement was supposed to start from 00:00 on April 30, OSCE Special Representative Martin Sajdik claimed on April 29. The agreement was reached by the members of the Contact group on the resolution of the conflict in Donbass during the talks in Minsk.