Interfax: Zakharchenko: Kyiv breached ceasefire over 8,000 times

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DONETSK. March 16 (Interfax) – The administration of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has accused Kyiv of massive ceasefire violations.

“Kyiv has violated the ceasefire regime 8,254 times since the Minsk meeting. The populated area of Spartak is currently under attack,” Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the DPR, told reporters on Monday.

Zakharchenko denied the involvement of the militia in the attacks on populated areas on the Mariupol track.

“We were the first to withdraw equipment and cease fire. We did not storm Shirokino and we did not open fire on the airport,” Zakharchenko said.