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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A cease-fire was declared in east Ukraine at a minute after midnight Sunday, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives.
But within two hours of the cease-fire's scheduled start, the warring sides were already trading accusations of fresh attacks.
About two o'clock in the morning APU units opened artillery and mortar fire on positions militias debaltsevskom direction. Militias are counter-battery fire point, told reporters in Donetsk Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard DNR Basurin. Chapter DNR Alexander Zakharchenko gathered an emergency meeting in connection with the violation of the Ukrainian army of silence.
According to correspondents LifeNews, Ukrainian units made an attempt to break the night of Debaltsevskogo boiler, resulting in a clash. Artillery fire APU is in the vicinity of settlements Yenakiyevo, Gorlovka and region of Donetsk airport. In the Donetsk shelling peaceful neighborhoods midnight are not fixed.
#Ceasefire regime in E #Ukraine was violated dozen of times over the last 7 hours. #Ukraine citizens wait for the appropriate reaction |EMPR