Sharp deterioration reported on Donetsk frontline, heavy shell-hits detected

The situation on the contact line in the Donetsk direction in Donbass has undergone a dramatic escalation. Heavy explosions are being heard in the northern, western districts and in the center of the capital of the Donetsk People's Republic.

Several ambulances have been noticed heading toward the frontline.

According to the Operational Command of the Republic, the city is being bombarded with heavy artillery.

"Shell-hits have been detected in four residential buildings in the Kievsky district of Donetsk," the defense department reported. "One of them [targeted houses] caught fire."

In addition, the AFU opened fire at the territory of the former airport of Donetsk, as well as the northern suburb of the city.

The enemy has applied heavy artillery against Spartak locality, firing more than 20 projectiles of 152-mm calibre. In Avdeyevka, there have been detected 6 units of self-propelled artillery mounts, launching fire at the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic.

According to the information received from the defense departments of the DPR, the enemy had pulled up multiple rocket launchers to the front and began shelling the Kievsky district of Donetsk with their application at about 7:30 pm.

DONi News Agency