Ukrainian sniper kills DPR serviceman in Gorlovka – Republic's Command

A serviceman of the DPR Armed Forces has been killed by a shot of a Ukrainian sniper in the frontline Gorlovka today. Thus, the Ukrainian militants have again treacherously violated the agreement on the ceasefire observance, reported the Operational Command of the Republic.

"The AFU shelled Zaitsevo settlement with small arms, including heavy machine guns, covering the actions of a sniper pair. A serviceman of the Donetsk People's Republic perished due to sniper's targeted fire," the Command reported.

According to the DPR Command, the fire at Zaitsevo was conducted from the positions of the 24th separate mechanized brigade of the AFU, deployed near Zhovanka settlement.

This is yet another confirmation of the Ukrainian command's reluctance to honour its obligations under the "spring truce" and ignoring the orders of its Kiev leadership.

"At the same time, the Ukrainian punishers are cynically trying to provoke our units to use heavy weapons during the visit to Kiev of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and on the eve of the March 14 Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk," the Command noted.

Let us remind that representatives of the Donetsk People's Republic to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire regime earlier reported that northern suburbs of Gorlovka had been attacked.

DONi News Agency