The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic has abruptly escalated, the Vice-Commander of the Operational Command of the DPR Eduard Basurin stated on Sunday.
“The Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled the DPR territory 2,453 times over the past 24 hours. From that number, heavy artillery was applied – 335 times (of 152mm caliber – 147 times), tanks – 62 times, mortars of different calibers – 846 times, IFVs – 184 times, anti-aircraft installations, grenade launchers and small arms – 1,026 times,” said the Vice-Commander.
According to him, thirty localities came under AFU fire.
Ukrainian punishers shelled Donetsk and its suburbs: Yasinovataya and its villages of KRASNY PARTIZAN, YAKOVLEKA, ZHABICHYEVO, SPARTAK and also the airport area. In the south of the capital there were shelled NOVONIKOLAYEVKA, NOVOZHILOVKA and its town ELENOVKA and in the west – the Petrovsky district and its settlements of LUGANSKOYE, STAROMIKHAILOVKA and ALEKSANDROVKA.
In the same direction in Marinka (1km away from the contact line) the Republican intelligence revealed two self-propelled artillery platforms and three tanks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the Gorlovka direction there one more time were shelled the localities of MIKHAILOVKA, DOLOMITNOYE and OZERYANOVKA.
South of Donetsk the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled DOKUCHAYEVSK, the villages of STAROLASPA, BELAYA KAMENKA, NOVOLASPA, NOVOMARYEVKA, STAROMARYEVKA of the Temanovo district of the DPR and the villages of the Novoazovsk district: LENINSKOYE, SAKHANKA, KOMINTERNOV, OKTYABR, BEZIMENNOYE and NOVAYA TAVRIYA with artillery.
“One DPR serviceman was wounded while the enemy was shelling our positions,” highlighted the DPR Vice-Commander.
DONi News Agency