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    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the shelling of a school in east Ukraine's besieged city of Donetsk and described the incident as "particularly alarming," UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told the press on Wednesday.

    UNITED NATIONS, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the shelling of a school in east Ukraine's besieged city of Donetsk and described the incident as "particularly alarming," UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told the press on Wednesday.

    "We're very concerned of the reports of violence we've seen over the last two days. The shelling of the school is particularly alarming. Targeting of schools [is] unacceptable in any circumstances," Dujarric said in New York.

    At least 11 people have been killed in shelling of a school in Donetsk on Wednesday. According to the city council, 70 children were inside the building when firing started.

    Russia has slammed the attack as a blatant violation of international humanitarian laws.

    According to Stephane Dujarric, Ban Ki-moon urged conflicting parties in Ukraine to strictly comply with the agreement reached in September in Minsk in order to "ensure sustainable cease fire."

    "We should look for all parties to redouble their efforts to find political solution," he said.

    The Ukrainian government and independence supporters of the country's eastern regions agreed to a ceasefire during the September 5 Contact Group meeting in Belarus. Since the establishment of the ceasefire, the opposing sides have repeatedly accused one another of violating the truce.

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