The settlement of Alexandrovka in Donetsk’s western suburb has come under shelling by Ukrainian troops. A private house is on fire, a source in the law enforcement agencies of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Friday.




“The Ukrainian side began to shell Alexandrovka at 9:10pm local time. A shell hit a private house, setting it on fire,” the Donetsk News Agency quoted the source as saying. According to the source, Ukrainian troops used 120mm mortars.


On August 26, the parties to the Contact Group for settling the armed civil conflict in eastern Ukraine made yet another, ninth, attempt to attain ceasefire. The agreement they reached suggests the ceasefire takes effect as of September 1. However, the security situation in Donbass has not visibly improved, with the parties continuing to exchange accusations of ceasefire violations.