The situation on the contact line remains tense.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy used artillery, mortars, various grenade launchers, and small arms. Two artillery ordnances and 118 mortar shells of 120-mm and 82-mm calibre were launched on 18 localities.
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy attacked five localities, having launched 95 mortar rounds of 120-mm and 82-mm calibres on the settlements.
In the Gorlovka direction, the AFU units targeted three localities with grenade launchers and small arms.
In total, over the past 24 hours, 47 violations of the ceasefire regime by the Ukrainian Armed Forces were recorded.
Today, from 7 to 8 am, AFU's punishers, led by deputy commander of the 1st mountain infantry battalion of the 128 separate mountain infantry brigade, Major A.I. Shevchenko, launcher mortar shelling of Zaitsevo's streets, along which the children were walking to school. The shelling was conducted using 82-mm mortars. Five mortar rounds were launched.
By a lucky chance, and also due to the skilful actions of the children, who immediately took cover behind nearby buildings after the bombardment started - no one was hurt.
These facts show that Ukrainian punishers do not simply shell the residential areas of the DPR, but hunt for our children! This is the terrorist essence of the Ukrainian army, which is fighting against the inhabitants of Donbass.
In addition, in order to justify the criminal actions of the AFU and try to save the face at the Minsk negotiations, the Ukrainian authorities spread false reports about attacks by the DPR Armed Forces on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian security forces. Which is not true! These statements are made on the eve of the talks in Minsk, and are a provocation against the Republic.
Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia, Colonel Eduard Basurin, official translation by DONi News Agency