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Ukrainian Troops Launch Offensive in South of Donetsk People's Republic

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A company-sized group Ukrainian troops launched an attack on the Donetsk People's Republic in violation of the existing ceasefire agreement.

DONETSK (Sputnik) — A company of Ukrainian government forces launched an offensive on the southern positions of the Donetsk People's Republic, the DPR's defense ministry said Friday.

"In violation of their obligations under the ceasefire, Ukrainian units began attacking our positions at 1:50 p.m. today [10:50 GMT]," DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin official told reporters.

The official said a company-sized group of Ukrainian troops went on offensive with mortar fire backing in the Leninskiy district after 152mm artillery preparation fire.

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