Donetsk, Jul 31 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations have carried out a series of controlled blasts within their positions to imitate artillery shell explosions, the DPR People's Militia said.

"It has been recorded that at 11.10 a.m. Ukrainian engineering units carried out a series of controlled blasts behind their forward positions outside Vodyanoye imitating artillery shell explosions," the statement reads.

A field has caught fire as a result of blasts, no firefighters have been called.

The DPR People's Militia believes that Ukrainian forces plan to blame DPR for an alleged shelling of the positions of the 35th marine brigade.

An indefinite ceasefire came into force in Donbass in the night of July 20-21 as it has been agreed to by the Contact Group in Minsk.

The new ceasefire agreement includes provisions for disciplinary measures against perpetrators, ban on offensive, sabotage and reconnaissance operations, ban on any fire including sniper fire, deployment of heavy weapons to populated areas and, first of all, civilian infrastructural objects such as schools, kindergartens, hospitals and public places. *ot