Donetsk, May 13 – DAN. The number of Kiev attacks may rise as the meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk approaches, said DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin.

"As the meeting of the Contact Group is expected on May 15, we do not exclude the possibility that Kiev intensifies its strikes to provoke retaliatory fire and subsequently blames us of violating the Minsk Agreements."

The meeting of the Contact Group and its working subgroups is scheduled for May 15 in Minsk.

DPR Operations Command has been reporting multiple violations of the ceasefire by Ukrainian side. Over the last 24 hours, 59 violations were registered. *ot