Ukrainian army was shelling the towns and villages of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on the Gorlovka, Donetsk, and Mariupol directions throughout the day, a source in the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on February 22nd.
Ukrainian military repeatedly shelled the suburbs of Gorlovka from the towns of Svetlodarsk, Artemovsk, and Dzerzhinsk. Intensive trench combat is underway in the area of the village of Zaytsevo. Aerial recon drones of the Ukrainian army were spotted.
The situation remains tense along the Donetsk direction of the front. During the day, the Ukrainian army shelled Yasinovataya and the village of Trudovskiye in the west of Donetsk. Communications lines were damaged near Yasinovataya as a result of sabotage. There was a communication blackout of the Lifecell mobile operator service across the territory of DPR.
Ukrainian army shelled the villages of Leninskoye and Kominternovo in the south of DPR. In Kominternovo, house and gas pipeline were damaged, and electric power on Akhmatova street was lost. Maintenance works are being performed. There is no information on victims among the civilians.
According to DPR PM Command representative, during the past day, two servicemen of the Republic suffered various degrees of injuries.
According to updated information, during the past day, February 21st, the Ukrainian army shelled the front-line territory of DPR 674 times. Ukrainian military utilized mortars of various calibers 250 times. The enemy opened fire with infantry fighting vehicles 41 times. Anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers, and small arms were utilized 383 times.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency