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Artillery shelling of the Donbas cities continues

Ukrainian army continues to shell at night the cities of Donbas, adjacent to the front line.
The rebels’ leadership publicly stated yesterday that the Ukrainian army pulls reserves to the front line and is preparing for an attack. The head of the Donetsk Republic Zakharchenko said publicly that the Minsk agreement dead. Their concern is shared by the German Foreign Ministry. The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused Kiev of preparing for the failure of the Minsk Agreement.
Despite the expected offensive the fights are purely positional in recent days. Ukrainian army is still continuing intense shelling of the cities at night. There was no so heavy shelling from January 2015. However, in the evening and during the night from 16 to 17 August the intensity of the shelling was less than on the night from 15 to 16 of August. Precise casualty figures are not available. It was reported five dead civilians. Information on casualties in the armed forces both sides did not disclose.
In general, both military and diplomatic situation is heating up. It is not clear how this situation can be resolved peacefully.

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