Ukrainian army sharply intensified the shelling of DPR territories

Ukrainian army sharply intensified the shelling and attacked the positions of Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) at two parts of the front, a source in the DPR PM informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on February 24th.

24.02.2017, DPR.

Intensive trench combat is underway on the Gorlovka part of the front. Throughout the day, the Ukrainian army was shelling suburbs of the city. In the evening, Ukrainian military attacked the DPR PM positions in the area of the village of Zaytsevo. Ukrainian army is conducting aerial recon with drones. Intensive combat is also underway in the area of Krasny Partizan.

Along the Donetsk direction, the Ukrainian army is attacking the DPR PM positions at Avdeevka industrial zone with heavy artillery and tanks. Ukrainian military is shelling Makeevka, Yasinovataya, the villages of Vasilevka, Yakovlevka, Spartak, and Zhabichevo, as well as the northern suburbs of Donetsk. In the village of the Petrovsky district of the capital, electric power was lost as a result of the shelling.

Donetsk water filtration plant came under the Ukrainian artillery fire; the building was largely damaged. The plant’s management decided to conduct the emergency evacuation of the employees and temporarily close down the plant.

On the Mariupol direction, Ukrainian artillery shelled the village of Leninskoye with mortars.

During the past week, DPR PM intelligence uncovered the military weaponry, banned by the Minsk II Agreements, near the contact line, on the territory occupied by the Ukrainian army. Tank platoon and up to a battery of 122mm “Gvozdika” self-propelled artillery were noted on the Gorlovka direction. On the Donetsk direction, a self-propelled artillery battalion, 2 tank platoon, and up to a battery of “Grad” multiple launch rocket systems were noted. On the Mariupol direction, up to a battery of 122mm D-30 howitzers, 122mm “Gvozdika” self-propelled artillery battalion, and a battery of 120mm mortars were uncovered.

During the past week, the Ukrainian army shelled the front-line territory of DPR 9,360 times that is one and a half times more than the number of the shelling conducted during the previous week.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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