Donetsk, Jan 14 – DAN. The Ukrainian side has just demonstrated once again its agreement-making impairment by violating another ceasefire, said DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko speaking about the results of another truce in Donbass hard-brokered in the end of 2016.
"Ukraine has always been proving that it shall not fulfill the decisions achieved in Minsk. The decision on introducing a 'silence regime' was meaningless from the very beginning, and it was not observed. It was only possible to agree a New Year and Christmas ceasefire," he said.
Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk People’s Republic almost five thousand times over the past week, the situation remains tense, a DPR defense official said. An 11-year-old girl was wounded as Kiev shelled DPR southern areas, a DPR militiaman also sustained injuries.
Currently there is a silence regime in effect in Donbass, which has been agreed to at the latest Contact Group talks in Minsk. The ceasefire was enforced on December 24, still the Ukrainian side keeps shelling DPR. *ot