Four houses were damaged in the Kirov district of Donetsk during the shelling from positions of the Ukrainian military, command of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Saturday.


Earlier on Saturday, the republic reported 530 shells and mines launched on the republic overnight from weapons outlawed by the Minsk agreements.


On August 26, the parties to the Contact Group for settling the armed civil conflict in eastern Ukraine made a yet another, ninth, attempt to attain ceasefire. The agreement they reached suggests the ceasefire takes effect as of September 1. However, the Ukrainian side keeps on shelling DPR’s settlements. The DPR has been daily reporting more than 100 episodes of shelling with the use of weapons of 120mm and 122mm calibers.