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DAN News (Donetsk New Agency), Oct 25, 2016

DONETSK – Ukrainian forces have shelled the frontline areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic more than 250 times in the past 24 hours, a DPR senior defense official said.

Deputy Commander Eduard Basurin of Donetsk Peoples Republic Operations Command

Deputy Commander Eduard Basurin of Donetsk Peoples Republic Operations Command

“Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 252 times, including 147 times with artillery and mortars,” Operations Command deputy commander Colonel Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at the Donetsk News Agency.

According to the Command, Ukrainian forces targeted Zaitsevo in Gorlovka outskirts, Yasinovataya and Spartak township, Aleksandrovka, Trudovskiye villages west of Donetsk, Sakhanka and Sosnovskoye in DPR south.

As a result, a DPR servicemen died, another serviceman and а civilian men were wounded.

Kiev forces shelled Yasinovataya industrial area with 122mm artillery overnight, a defense source told DAN. Donetsk western outskirts were also targeted, one civilian sustained injury.

Ukrainian forces shell DPR more than 3,000 times over week

DAN News (Donetsk New Agency), Oct 21, 2016

Typical residential district in Donetsk Peoples Republic

Typical residential district in Donetsk Peoples Republic

“Ukrainian forces have broken the ceasefire 3,161 times over the past week, employing artillery, tanks and mortars to shell the Republic in 2,477 cases,” DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at the Donetsk News Agency on Friday.

Thirty-five DPR settlements came under Ukrainian army’s fire, with the heaviest shelling and enemy provocations recorded in southern DPR, in the vicinity of villages Sakhanka, Leninskoye and Bezymennoye.

“We’re calling upon the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine to follow up on each fact and make an impartial assessment of criminal actions done by Ukrainian forces,” the DPR Command representative underlined.

The Ukrainian army has intensified the shelling of DPR territory in the past ten days making several attempts to break through DPR defence line in the south. Employing heavy artillery, mortars, tanks and small arms, Ukrainian forces tried to penetrate near Kominternovo and Leninskoye villages. DPR repelled all the attacks, killing some 40 Ukrainian militants and wounding some 100.

Related readings:
Deteriorating political and military situation along the borders of the Donetsk and Lugansk, situation report published by Novorossiya Vision, Oct 18, 2016


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