Ukrainian Forces Shell Donetsk, Destroy Residential House

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The Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk’s Kuybyshevsky district, destroying a residential house, the mayor’s office said on Wednesday.

“On August 11, around 9p.m., Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the Nuybyshevsky district. A residential house on Yershov Street was completely destroyed as a result of direct hit, Itar-Tass reported.

On July 18, the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics (DPR and LPR) announced their plans to unilaterally withdraw heavy weaponry from the contact line. Weaponry withdrawal is envisaged by the Minsk agreements on the settlement in Ukraine signed on February 12 by Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine in the Belarusian capital.

The DPR announced at the end of July that it completed the withdrawal of weaponry of less than 100mm caliber from the contact line, leaving tanks only in “hot spots” to the north of Donetsk and in Debaltsevo. The LPR also completed the withdrawal of weaponry from the contact line, leaving tanks and armored vehicles only on positions near the Schastye settlement.

On July 21, the Contact Group on Ukrainian settlement reached an agreement on gradual withdrawal of weaponry of less than 100mm caliber by both sides. However, the final document has not been signed yet.

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