MOSCOW, November 12 (RIA Novosti) — Heavy shelling and explosions rocked the outskirts of the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Monday, one day after the breakaway republic’s parliamentary election, according to the city mayor's office and officials in Kiev.
"Powerful firing has been heard from high-caliber guns and explosions," stated a report on the Donetsk mayor's website.
The authorities however say the night was quite calm.
Following months of bloodshed, a ceasefire agreement was reached by the Ukrainian government and independence supporters on September 5 in Minsk.
Since then, both the Ukrainian military and local militia have repeatedly accused each other of violating the ceasefire.