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    Kremlin Suspects Kiev of Disrupting Minsk Deal to Distract From Domestic Issues

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    Authorities in Ukraine are knowingly attempting to disrupt the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the Ukrainian conflict settlement supposedly in an attempt to distract from the domestic situation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in January, the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) informed of the aggravation of situation in Donbass. According to the ministry, the Ukrainian military fired 900 mines and shells on the DPR territory on Sunday. The shelling continued on Monday.

    "It looks like an attempt, by carrying out aggressive actions in the region of Donbass, to distract attention from the very shaky domestic situation," Peskov told reporters.

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