Donetsk, Jun 28 – DAN. Nearly 8,000 people in the DPR have been injured since the beginning of the armed conflict, said on Sunday DPR Ombudswoman Daria Morozova.

Security situation along the contact line is deteriorating, the DPR People's Militia has recently been forces to open retaliatory fire on Ukrainian positions. The township of Shakhta 6/7 on Gorlovka outskirts came under 120 mm fire, the attack left a civilian woman injured.

“Since the outbreak of military action, nearly 8,000 DPR residents sustained injuries of various degrees. They are not collateral damage, as Ukrainian forces purposefully target civilian infrastructure and residential areas. Today's shelling of Gorlovka is just another example," Morozova said.

"It is absolutely clear that a principled position of the international community could have brought Kiev back into an effective peaceful dialog within the Minsk talks."

The peaceful settlement of the Donbas crisis is based on the Minsk Agreements dated 5 September 2014 and, followed by the 19 September 2014 Memorandum on the ceasefire implementation. On 12 February 2015 the negotiators signed the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements; it sets forth immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in effect from 15 February 2015; withdrawal of heavy weapons, establishment of a security zone; discussion of modalities of resuming social payments in Donbass; a constitutional reform in Ukraine aimed at a profound decentralization of the state’s system of government. *ot