Two civilians were reportedly killed in Popasna in a Separatist attack. With the beginning of the ceasefire, Russia has also sent another aid convoy to the crisis area.

Shortly after the beginning of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine two civilians have been killed in a Separatist attack according to the authorities. An old man and a woman had come about 20 minutes after the entry into force of the ceasefire by the impact of a Grad rocket in the village Popasna in the Luhansk region (Lugansk) killed the Regional Governor Gennady Moskal said on Sunday.

In Donetsk after midnight were still sporadic gunfire, but no more gunfire hear how AFP Reporters on site. Also in the port city of Mariupol and the railway junction Debaltseve where it had previously not been short fierce battles, the ceasefire was respected, was reported from Ukrainian military circles.

In eastern Ukraine agreed in Minsk ceasefire came into effect in the early hours of Sunday.

With the beginning of the ceasefire Russia has sent the now 14 aid convoy with some 1,800 tons of cargo in the crisis area. More than 170 white truck with the inscription “Humanitarian assistance of the Russian Federation” crossed on Sunday in the morning the border with Ukraine, as the Civil Defence announced.

The relief supplies, including especially food and school books are to be distributed in the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk (Lugansk), which are dominated by pro-Russian separatists. Since this Sunday in Ukraine is considered a ceasefire between the military and the rebels.

Ukraine criticized Russia’s aid convoys as a violation of sovereignty. She accuses its neighbor to bring the separatists in this way supplies such as weapons and ammunition. Russia rejects this and justifies the help with the humanitarian disaster that had been exacerbated by an economic blockade of the Ukrainian