February 7 Essence of Time unit in Donbass situation report

The situation remains tense on the Gorlovka, Donetsk, and Mariupol directions of the front.

07.02.2017, DPR.

Ukrainian military shelled the northern and western suburbs of Gorlovka, including the villages of Zaytsevo and Golmovsky. The “Mayorsk” checkpoint was again shelled with artillery.

The Ukrainian army shelled the villages of Verkhnetoretskoye, Vasilevka, Krutaya Balka not far from Donetsk. Trench combat continues in the area of the “Yasinovataya” checkpoint, Avdeevka industrial zone, former Donetsk airport and at the western suburbs of Donetsk. There is information about the destruction in the residential area. The Ukrainian side is actively utilizing heavy artillery, tanks, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, and small arms.

In the morning, Ukrainian military opened fire on Dokuchaevsk, where a dormitory of the Technical College of Mining was damaged. There is no information about killed or injured people.

According to Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) Command, 2 servicemen were killed, and another one was injured during the day.

On the south direction, the Ukrainian army’s artillery shelled the village of Kominternovo. There is information on the destruction in the residential area.

DPR PM intelligence uncovered the location of a platoon of the Ukrainian army’s tanks near the village of Mariinka. DPR PM intelligence also registered the location of a battery of 152mm “Akatsiya” self-propelled artillery near Novomikhailovka, a battery of “Grad” multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) near Novokalinovo, a battery of “Grad” MLRS near Primorskoye, a battery of “Grad” MLRS near Ivanovka.

According to updated information, during the past day, February 6th, the Ukrainian army shelled the front-line DPR territory 607 times. Ukrainian military, in violation of the Minsk Agreements, fired 90 152mm and 122mm artillery shells, 13 tank shells, 221 120mm and 82mm mortar rounds. Infantry fighting vehicles, mortars, grenade launchers, and small arms were used.

Source: “Essence of Time” unit in Donbass

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