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7 June 2017, 10:59

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Kiev forces carry out heavy artillery strikes on Kirovsk and Donetskiy (PHOTOS)

LUGANSK, June 7 (Lugansk Media Center) – Ukrainian armed forces use heavy 122mm artillery to shell Kirovsk, said LPR People's Militia spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko.

"Kiev forces started shelling Kirovsk early in the morning, they use 122mm D-30 howitzers which has caused a lot of damage."

Six houses were damaged, including a five-story apartment block.

The Centrokuz factory in Kirovsk has also sustained damage.

Donetskiy township in the Kirovskiy district has also been targeted with intense artillery fire.

No casualties have been immediately reported.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire for more than ten times since autumn 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with heavy artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on 12 February 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 07 June — Lugansk