DPR: Ukrainian army increasing troop strength on the Mariupol direction

The Ukrainian army continues to shell the towns and villages of the Donetsk People’s Republic (the DPR). The intensity of the shelling remains high. The enemy is increasing troop strength on the Mariupol direction, a source in the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on June 19.

19.06.2017, DPR.

On the Gorlovka direction, the Ukrainian army opened fire on the villages of Golmovksy, Zaytsevo, and Zhovanka with tanks, the weapons of infantry fighting vehicles, and high-caliber small arms.

The Kiev military shelled the area of the “Yasinovataya” checkpoint, the area of the former Donetsk airport, the villages of Spartak and Trudovskiye near Donetsk. Power lines were damaged in the village of Veseloye to the north of the DPR capital. The Ukrainian army was actively utilizing 152mm and 122mm artillery, 120mm and 82mm mortars, recoilless anti-tank guns, and heavy machine guns.

On the Mariupol segment of the contact line, trench combat was underway in the area of Kominternovo and Sakhanka. The Ukrainian army used mortars, the weapons of infantry fighting vehicles, and automatic grenade launchers. During the past night, the enemy shelled the village of Kominternovo. As a result of the shelling, a 19-years old girl died after sustaining shrapnel wound to her head.

According to DPR PM intelligence’s data, the Ukrainian side redeployed a battery of BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems of the 28th Independent Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian army in the area of Granitnoye on the Mariupol direction. 70 trucks with personnel and ammunition arrived in Volnovakha.

On June 18, the Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire 47 times. The Ukrainian military shelled 15 villages and towns of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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