Due to the so-called “independence day” in Ukraine, the number of shellings by Ukrainian forces has increased along all of the frontline. By the evening intensive trench warfare erupted on Gorlovka and Donetsk outskirts, as well as in the area of Yasinovataya checkpoint. Ukrainian side used heavy artillery and small arms.
The situation remains tense on the Gorlovka direction. Zaytsevo, Golmovsky and Shyrkoaya Balka villages were shelled by Ukrainian artillery. Houses were damaged. This morning died Zaytsevo village resident who was blown up by a tripwire last evening. The tripwire was presumably set by the enemy’s sabotage-recon group near the residential area.
Residents of northern and western districts of Donetsk hear artillery shell explosions throughout the evening. Donetsk airport, Spartak village, Aleksandrovka and Kirovsky district of the city are being shelled by Ukraine.
Ukrainian army today also shelled Dokuchaevsk and Lyubovka village.
The situation is also far from calm on the southern borders of DPR. The enemy shelle Oktyabr, Kominternovo, Leninskoye and Sakhanka villages. Damage of residential buildings is being reported.
This night Ukrainian saboteurs damaged the main communication wires of mobile operators in the area of Uglegorsk. Repair works are underway.
DPR recon registered the positions of six “Giatsint” self-propelled artillery guns in the area of Slavnoye and Georgievka villages south-west of Donetsk, positions of three D-30 howitzers were uncovered in Novomikhaylovka. Recon drones are active along all of the frontline.