For the past night Ukrainian army shelled frontline areas of Donetsk People’s Republic 359 times. The area of Yasinovataya region, Vasilevka and Krutaya Balka villages, Spartak, Staromikhaylovka, Trudovskiye and “Volvo-Center” on the outskirts of Donetsk, Dokuchaevsk, Petrovskoye village, Sosnovskoye, Kominternovo and Sakhanka in the south of the Republic were shelled.
A house on Rudneva street was damaged as a result of night shelling in Zaytsevo village north of Gorlovka.
It became known today that a Ukrainian recon operative was detained by DPR servicemen in the middle of a combat task. This happened on July 18 in the south-west of Donetsk, in the area of Maryinka village. The commander of a unit of a recon platoon of the 10th independent mountain-assault brigade, corporal Pavel Vasiliyevich Yurbash was the person detained.
In the past week the Ukrainian army shelled the territory of the Republic 3500 times, of which almost 2700 times by artillery. As a result of shelling 53 buildings were destroyed in Zaytsevo, Gorlovka, Donetsk, Staromikhaylovka and Kominternovo. One serviceman died, 8 civilians were injured. Ministry of Emergency Situations sappers defused 516 shells in the past week, along with approximately 500 kilograms of explosives, over 35 hectares of potentially mined territories were inspected.