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Ukrainian forces launch 1,2 thousand projectiles and mortar shells onto DPR territory over 24 hours

12.03.17 04:36
Ukrainian forces launch 1,2 thousand projectiles and mortar shells onto DPR territory over 24 hours

The DPR situation remains tense, reports the DPR Operational Command’s Vice-Commander, Eduard Basurin.

“The total of the ammunition, launched by the Ukrainian forces onto the DPR territory with the weaponry, prohibited by the Minsk Agreements is as follows: heavy artillery was applied 406 times, including 17 shells of 152mm calibre; tanks were used 23 times; mortars of various calibres – 794 times, including 432 mortar rounds of 120 mm. Also IFVs and armoured vehicles were applied 50 times, anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers and small arms - 171 times,” said the Vice-Commander.

He underlined that the following localities underwent the Ukrainian shelling on the Donetsk Direction: Yasinovataya, Krutaya Balka locality, the locality of Spartak to the north from the capital, the Petrovsky district, Luganskoye and Staromikhailovka localities in the west of Donetsk and Yelenovka locality to the south-west from the city.

Zaitsevo locality in the northern outskirt of Gorlovka was also shelled. According to the reconnaissance data, in the Gorlovka’s direction in occupied Kalinovo locality (18 km from the contact line), the enemy settled four tanks.

The shelling were also recorded on the southern direction. Thus, Dokuchayevsk, Yasnoye locality, the locality of Styla in the Starobeshevsky district, Sakhanka, Kominternovo, Byezymennoye and Oktyabr localities of the Novoazovsky district underwent the Ukrainian shelling. In the same direction in Yasnoye locality’s area (2 km away from the contact line), the Republic’s reconnaissance detected two enemy’s self-propelled artillery platforms Akatsiya.

According to the specified Command’s data, over the past 24 hours four houses in the outskirts of Gorlovka, Yasinovataya and Dokuchaevsk were damaged during the AFU shellings.

In total, according to the new DPR Command’s methodology, the AFU violated the ceasefire 65 times over the 24 hours.

DONi News Agency


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