The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has deteriorated, the Vice-Commander of the Operational Command of the Donetsk People’s Republic Eduard Basurin states.
“Altogether, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) shelled the territory of the Republic 2, 373 times in the last 24 hours,” said the Vice-Commander.
Heavy artillery was applied – 22 times, tanks – 73 times, mortars of various kinds – 879 times (of them 120mm – 398 times), IFVs – 142 times, anti-aircraft installations, grenade launchers and small arms – 1,257 times.
Thus, in the Donetsk direction the localities of Alkeksandrovka, Trudovskiye and the Petrovsky district in the west of Donetsk and also the air terminal building territory in the north of the city were under AFU fire.
Ukrainian military keep firing both at Yasinovataya and its outskirts, in particular at Krutaya Balka, Yakovlevka, Zhabichyevo, Spartak and Vasilyevka.
A group of NATO instructors from among surveillance units arrived in the area of the occupied locality of Ocheretino (13km away from the contact line), in the 3rd battalion of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade.
According to Basurin, shellings kept going on in the Gorlovka direction as well.
Thus, there were shelled the settlements of Zaitsevo and Golmovsky. In the same area in the suburbs of the occupied locality of Artemovo (2km away from the front) the DPR intelligence revealed three AFU tanks and in the area of occupied Kurdyumovka (8km away from the front) there was detected work of radar locators AN/TPQ-48 of foreign manufacture. As the Operational Command representative explained in this area the radar locator had been used a few times by gunmen of the 25th AFU separate air assault brigade to adjust artillery fire.
Besides, Dokuchayevsk and the villages of Yasnoye and Stida near the town were shelled once again.
In the same direction in the area of Petrovskoye village (12km away from the contact line) there were revealed three howitzers “Akatsiya”.
Moreover, the villages of Sakhanka, Kominternnovo and Leninskoye in the south of the Republic were intensively shelled one more time.
DONi News Agency