Illegal armed formations from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on Wednesday mounted an artillery attack on the town of Maryinka in Donetsk region, and one of the shells hit a residential building, the Ukrainian envoy to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) has reported.
"In addition to mortars and various grenade launchers, the DPR militants who violate the truce opened fire from more powerful weapons this time. Shells of 122mm artillery hit a multi-storey building at Zavodska Street and a fodder factory's facilities on the town's outskirts," press officer of the Ukrainian mission to the JCCC Vadym Bakai said on Thursday morning.
The fire on Maryinka was coming from the Trudovske neighborhood in the militant-held city of Donetsk's Petrovsky district, the press officer said in a report posted on the Facebook page of the Anti-Terrorist Operation's headquarters press center.
An apartment on the fourth floor suffered substantial damage when a five-storey building was hit by a shell, Bakai said. Servicemen from the Ukrainian mission to the JCCC observed a 108x77cm hole in a 75cm-thick brick wall. The blast wave and shell fragments ruined the living room. Adjoining flats and nearby houses were also damaged.
No one was hurt in the attack, Bakai said.
Photographic evidence of the violation of the Minsk agreements was handed over to members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the staff said.