Ukrainian military continue escalating conflict

11.03.2018, Donetsk.

Deputy Operations Commander Eduard Basurin reported that the Ukrainian military has been actively using mortars, Donetsk News Agency reported on March 9.

Over the past week, the Ukrainian military violated the peace agreements 33 times; areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic near the border were intensively shelled with mortars.

 “In the past week, the enemy violated the ceasefire 33 times, firing 131 120 mm and 82 mm mortar bombs into the Republic’s territory,” Basurin reported.

According to the DPR spokesman, 14 towns and villages of the Donetsk People’s Republic were shelled.

New ceasefire conditions were agreed upon by the Contact Group became effective in the early hours of March 5. However, as soon as in the morning of March 5, the first violation of the ceasefire by the Ukrainian military was reported; public utility workers in the DPR town of Gorlovka were shelled.

Source: Rossa Primavera news agency

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