Donetsk Defense TV News Report, 05/17/2017

Over the past 24 hours the situation on the contact line had aggravated. The Ukrainian Armed Forces committed 54 ceasefire violations and 17 DPR localities underwent the Ukrainian shelling. The enemy applied artillery, tanks, mortars, IFVs, armored vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms, reports the DPR Operational Command.

The destabilization of the conflict zone situation began on May 16 at 3:00 pm. The city of Yasinovataya, Avdeyevka’s industrial zone and the locality of Spartak underwent the Ukrainian shelling. The shelling of Spartak resulted it the fire in the school building.

Overnight the pumping station, television tower and power lines underwent the shelling in Telmanovo, committed with heavy weapons. The water supply and partially electricity supply of the locality was damaged. According to the defense ministry, the shelling was adjusted.

Starting from 03:00 am the shelling of the localities of Spartak, Krutaya Balka and the city of Yasinovataya was continued. 186 artillery shells of 122 mm and 152 mm caliber and mortar rounds of 120 mm caliber were launched from the Ukrainian positions. At least 4 residential houses were damaged in Donetsk, Gorlovka and Yasinovataya vicinities.

The shelling of the Kievsky district of Donetsk resulted in a civilian woman being wounded. Her condition is being specified.

Apart from it, the Donetsk Water filtering station underwent the Ukrainian shelling. Several hits were recorded in the station’s area, but no casualties among the station’s employees were recorded. 

DONi News Agency

Video: UNION TV, 05/17/2017