Trench combat of varying intensity took place yesterday along all of the frontline. The enemy used artillery over 200 times to shell towns and villages in frontline areas of Donetsk People’s Republic.
Active trench warfare erupted in the second half of the day in the north and north-west of Gorlovka. All types of weapons, up to tanks, were used. The enemy periodically shells Golmovsky and Zaytsevo villages, and Nikitovsky district of the city.
The enemy shelled Mineralnoye village near Yasinovataya, the airport, Oktyabrskaya mine territory, Trudovskie and Aleksandrovka villages near Donetsk.
Punitive forces shelled Elenovka and Yasnoye villages near Dokuchaevsk.
Kominternovo, Leninskoye and Sakhanka villages on the Mariupol direction also were under Ukrainian army fire.
DPR recon reports that Ukrainian army suffered over 150 non-combat casualties in the past week.
Over the past week the enemy fired over 3000 shells at frontline DPR territories, with over 2500 shells fired from tanks and artillery, mortars and multiple-launch rocket systems. Eleven DPR servicemen and seven civilians were killed, 31 people sustained various degrees of injury. Destroyed and damaged were over 200 houses.