Ukrainian security forces fired on DPR 50 min per day, Eduard Basurin said

© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Tinypirate in photobacteria in the Donetsk region. Archival photoUkrainian security forces fired on DPR 50 min per day, Eduard Basurin said© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Tinypirate the image Bank

Ukrainian security forces fired 50 min on the territory of the breakaway Donetsk people’s Republic over the past day, said Thursday the Deputy commander of the operational command of the DPR Eduard Basurin.

Previously the contact group on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine agreed on a new, «school» ceasefire in the Donbass from midnight on 25 August. This is the fifth from the beginning, the attempt of the parties to cease fire.

«In Donetsk direction the enemy used mortars, weapons, infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, and various types of grenade launchers and small arms. At surrounding areas of the ten settlements released eight minutes a caliber of 120 mm and 32 the mines of calibre of 82 mm. On the Mariupol direction the enemy fired ten pounds a caliber of 120 mm according to Sosnovsky, firing rocket-propelled grenades and small arms targeted the areas of settlements of the Leninsky, Kominternove and October,» — said Basurin.

He added that the DPR’s intelligence has detected the movement of tanks Ukrainian security forces. «According to our intelligence, from the village of Old Crimea in the direction of the seaside marked movement of two tank platoons,» — said Basurin.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people.

The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.