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    Ukrainian Special Forces continue shelling against Donbas independence supporters, but "only to neutralize" the militia's firing points, the press office of the so-called "anti-terrorist operation" wrote in a statement.

    KIEV, September 22 (RIA Novosti) - Ukrainian Special Forces continue shelling against Donbas independence supporters, but "only to neutralize" the militia's firing points, the press office of the so-called "anti-terrorist operation" wrote in a statement.

    "ATO forces adhere to the ceasefire regime, causing destruction to the enemy only to neutralize their firing points," the statement said Saturday.

    According to the press office, Ukrainian forces have fired against the militia's sites in a number of villages in the Donetsk Region.

    The situation in the city of Mariupol is stable, the statement said. Government forces are "conducting measures to prevent the loss of staff" and working to improve the "engineering equipment of the state border."

    In April, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the pro-independence movement of the country's southeast. The five-month conflict has killed over 3,000 people, according to UN estimates.

    Earlier on Saturday, the parties formulated a memorandum of nine provisions that will regulate the implementation of the previously reached ceasefire agreement.

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