Donetsk, May 29 - DAN. A Donetsk People’s Republic serviceman has been killed in shelling by Ukrainian forces over the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday.

“A defender of our Republic was killed in shelling which is new evidence of the Ukrainian gunmen’s refusal to meet their commitments,” Basurin said.

On March 2, the Minsk talks participants agreed a new ceasefire in Donbass effective from March 30. Ukraine has violated the truce practically along the entire frontline delivering strikes at DPR areas daily.

Earlier reports said Ukrainian forces fired more than 200 rounds of ammunition at DPR frontline areas over the past 24 hours. *jk