Ukrainian forces launch 5, 842 mortar shells and projectiles onto DPR territory over past week

The Ukrainian army launched 5,842 mortar shells and projectiles onto the DPR near front territories, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin.

“In total, the enemy violated the ceasefire 529 times over the past week and applied 5,842 projectiles and mortar shells, prohibited by the Minsk Agreements, while shelling the DPR territory,” said he.

According to the information, 22 Republic’s localities underwent the AFU shelling. Basurin underlined that the worst-affected localities are: the northern and western Donetsk outskirts,  Elenovka locality, Gorlovka, Zaitsevo locality, Yasinovataya, Krutaya Balka, Spartak localities, Dokuchaevsk, Yasnoye locality, Kominternovo’s southern villages and Octyabr locality.  

Republic’s reconnaissance continues to record the enemy’s weaponry concentration near the contact line. Thus, in the Donetsk direction, two batteries of 122mm self-propelled artillery platforms “Gvozdika” and battery of 120 mm mortars were detected. In the Gorlovka’s direction tank battalion, battery of 152mm self-propelled artillery platforms “Akatsia” and one battery of 120 mm mortars were recorded. In the Mariupol’s direction, two units of MRLS “Grad”, two batteries of 122mm self-propelled artillery platforms “Gvozdika” battery of 152mm self-propelled artillery platforms “Akatsia” and one battery of 120 mm mortars were discovered.

DONi News Agency