Ukrainian forces launch over 130 shells onto DPR over past 24 hours

Over the past 24 hours Ukrainian gunmen launched over 130 mortar rounds and shells onto the DPR territory, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin.

“Yesterday the delegation of the Parliament committee’s Ukraine- Euro union association arrived in the territory of temporary Kiev-controlled Avdeyevka. To demonstrate hard and aggravated operational situation in the near-front Avdayevka, on the threshold of the Minsk session Kiev’s command decided to commit artillery “fireworks” , devoted to their European partners’ arrival, shelling the Republic’s territory, trying to make the DPR Armed Forces  conduct the return fire,” said the Vice-Commander.

According to Basurin, in the Donetsk direction 14 artillery shells of 122 mm and 152 mm calibers, 29 mortar rounds of 120 mm caliber and 93 mortar rounds of 82 mm caliber were launched onto the vicinities of 12 DPR localities. In the Mariupol direction, shelling the localities of Leninskoye , Kominternovo in the Novoazovsky district and Tavricheskoye in the Telmanovsky district,the enemy applied grenade launchers and small arms. In the Gorlovka direction the city of Gorlovka itself and nearby localities Verkhnetoretskoye and Zaitsevo underwent the Ukrainian shelling.

Earlier today it was reported that over the past 24 hours Ukrainian forces committed 38 ceasefire violations, which resulted in gas pipes being damaged in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.

DONi News Agency