MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Ukraine’s southeast (Donbass) has accused Kiev forces of shelling the Donetsk Airport, despite the Minsk ceasefire deal.
"The shelling started after 21:30 [local time on Friday, or 18:30 GMT]," a DPR representative told journalists on Saturday.
Meanwhile Kiev forces have accused Donbass militia of shelling their positions seven times in the past 24 hours, according to a Facebook statement posted by the press center of Kiev’s military operation in Donbass on Saturday.
The Donetsk Airport was one of the hotspots of violence at the start of 2015.
In February 2015, a peace agreement was signed between Ukraine’s conflicting sides in the Belarusian capital, Minsk. The deal stipulates a full ceasefire, a weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, an all-for-all prisoner exchange and constitutional reforms, which would give a special status to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics in the southeast.