In new year AFU began to aggravate situation in Donbass

The Ukrainian troops shell the positions of the DPR Armed Forces with mortars literally every day, refusing to respect the truce and the Minsk agreements, a serviceman of the DPR Armed Forces with a call sign "Kazakh" told a DPR Defense Ministry correspondent.

"The AFU have become more aggressive after the New Year. Only for the morning the Ukrainian side fired at us more than 15 mortar shells of 82-mm calibre, and also engaged a large-caliber machine gun. They are shelling us with the goal of provoking backfire, but we have nothing but automatic weapons, we are observing Minsk and the truce," said a serviceman of the Armed Forces of the Donetsk People's Republic.

Picture by Dawid Hudziec

DONi News Agency