Ukrainian army intensifies fire on the Donetsk direction

The situation is tense in the north of Gorlovka. The Ukrainian army opened fire on the outskirts of Zaytsevo with tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, mortars, and small arms, a source in the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on April 12th.

12.04.2017, DPR.

The increase in the fire intensity is noted on the Donetsk direction. The Ukrainian army shelled the village of Spartak and Avdeevka industrial zone with 152mm heavy artillery. In the evening, the intensity of trench combat in the area of the “Yasinovataya” checkpoint and the village of Zhabichevo increased. There was information that the Ukrainian army was using drones to conduct aerial recon. The drones were neutralized by the DPR anti-aircraft warfare.

The situation is tense in the area of Elenovka and Dokuchaevsk, as well as in the Novoazovsky district of DPR.

According to DPR PM intelligence, in the morning of April 12, a powerful explosion rocked a Ukrainian army’s ammunition depot near Avdeevka in the area of the ventilation shaft of the “Butovskaya” coal mine. The detonation is allegedly caused by the violation of the safety regulations.

According to DPR PM Command, during the past day, one serviceman of the Republic was killed on the front line by sniper fire.

During April 11th, the Ukrainian army violated ceasefire 50 times. 16 towns and villages of DPR came under the Ukrainian side’s shelling. The enemy used mortars of various calibers, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers, and small arms.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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