The Donetsk Command stated a marked aggravation of the situation on the contact line in Donbass. The Ukrainian military opened fire at the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) more than 900 times over the past 24 hours, the Vice-Commander of the Operational Command of the Republic said. 

“The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic has abruptly aggravated. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) violated the ceasefire regime 911 times. A serviceman of the DPR Armed Forces was wounded when the Ukrainian side shelled our positions,” said the Vice-Commander.  

Basurin specified that the enemy had launched twenty-four artillery-shells, eleven tank-shells, two hundred and sixty-nine mortar-shells of 120mm and 82mm caliber and also five hundred and twenty-seven ammunitions with different types of grenade launchers on the Republic’s territory. Besides, infantry fighting vehicles and small arms were used as well. 

The Vice-Commander noted that the AFU kept concentrating military hardware to the south front. Thus, in vicinity of the villages of:

Primorskoye (7km away from the contact line) – there were detected three self-propelled artillery platforms of 122mm caliber ‘Gvozdika’;

Starognatovka (4km away from the contact line) – there was detected howitzer of 122mm caliber D-30 and three cargo trucks with ammunitions. 

DONi News Agency 


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