DONETSK, September 20 (RIA Novosti) - Ukrainian troops have today violated the Minsk ceasefire agreement 10 times, killing several people in Donbas region, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) reported Saturday.
"On 10:50 [a.m.] the enemy conducted MRL Grad strikes against the Abakumova and Komsomolets Donbasu mines. The following fire completely burnt down three administration buildings, three employees were killed," the DPR headquarters said in a statement.
In addition, Ukrainian troops fired at the Belo-Kamenka, Nova Marivka and Zuevka settlements, killing one civilian and injuring seven, the militia reported.
Earlier on Saturday, reports suggested that the Ukrainian forces conducted a round of shelling on Donetsk in the early morning hours. According to witnesses, several residential buildings have been destroyed.
Ukrainian forces also launched an attack on a military factory in Donetsk.
A ceasefire agreement between Kiev and independence supporters in eastern Ukraine was established on September 5 during a meeting in Minsk of the trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine.
Early Saturday morning, the Contact Group drew up a memorandum of nine provisions that will regulate the implementation of the ceasefire agreement.