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    Artillery Fire in Ukraine's Donetsk Kills Two Bus Passengers: Mayor

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    A shell hit a bus in Donetsk killing two passengers. The Donetsk Mayor plans to visit the survivors at the hospital.

    DONETSK, November 25 (Sputnik) – A bus traveling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk came under artillery fire Tuesday morning, leaving at least two dead and an unspecified number injured, Donetsk Mayor Igor Martynov said.

    “A shell hit a bus in the Kuibyshevsky region [of the city of Donetsk] on Tuesday morning. There are two dead and others are injured,” Martynov said.

    The mayor said he plans to visit the injured at the hospital “so see what they might need.”

    The conflict in Ukraine’s eastern regions escalated in mid-April when Kiev launched a military operation against Donbas independence supporters.

    The conflicting sides reached a ceasefire agreement at a meeting of the trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine on September 5 in Minsk and adopted a memorandum specifying the implementation of the ceasefire at another Contact Group meeting on September 19.

    Both sides have subsequently accused each other of violating the truce. Violations of the ceasefire have also been reported by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. According to a recent UN report, more than 700 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since the signing of the ceasefire agreement.


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