DONETSK (Sputnik) – According to the source, the shelling was conducted from a local village. At least a dozen shells were fired, but there was no immediate information on damages or casualties.
After independence referendums held in May 2014, the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR) were established.
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.
Despite the Minsk peace deal, ceasefire violations continue in Ukraine, with both sides having accused each other of conducting multiple shellings.