Situation in DPR remains tense

The situation along the contact line in Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) remains tense. The Ukrainian army shelled several towns and villages along the Gorlovka, Donetsk, and Mariupol directions, a source in the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on March 18th.

18.03.2017, DPR.

Along the Gorlovka direction, the Ukrainian army opened fire on the villages of Zaytsevo, Golmovsky and the south-western suburbs of Gorlovka with mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, automatic grenade launchers, and small arms.

Along the Donetsk direction, the Ukrainian military shelled the village of Donetsk-Severny, the shell struck the fourth floor of the apartment building. The area of the “Yasinovatsky” checkpoint and the village of Trudovskiye in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk came under fire. Electric power was lost in Trudovskiye as a result of the night shelling. In the morning, electric power was restored.

Along the Mariupol direction, the villages of Kominternovo and Zaichenko came under Ukrainian army’s fire. Both villages were left without electricity; a house was damaged in Zaichenko. A group of reporters came under Ukrainian army’s artillery fire in the village of Kominternovo. Fortunately, nobody was wounded.

DPR PM intelligence informs that 8 soldiers of the Ukrainian army were killed and another 8 were injured as a result of unsafe behavior and violation of the safety regulations of ammunition handling. Around 10 Ukrainian army’s trucks and “Buk” missile system were damaged.

According to updated information, during the past day, March 17th, the Ukrainian violated ceasefire 88 times. 18 towns and villages in the Republic were shelled. The enemy used 152mm and 122mm artillery, tanks, 120mm and 82mm mortars, as well as the guns of infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers, and small arms. 3 civilians of the Republic sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of the Ukrainian army’s shelling.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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