Servicemen of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) neutralized firing points of the 54th Brigade of the Ukrainian army, which opened fire on the DPR settlement, the press service of the Donetsk People’s Militia Department reported on May 22 on the official website of the republic.
The Ukrainian military shelled Verkhnetoretskoye village with 120 mm mortars in the morning of May 22. Fifteen mortar shells were fired on the settlement.
“Our units timely determined the spots from which the Ukrainian army was firing, and the enemy’s firing points were suppressed with adequate fire. According to operational data of our intelligence, up to three militants were killed, and four were wounded, and two mortars were also destroyed,” reads the report.
The DPR People’s Militia Department calls on the Ukrainian military to stop shelling the republic’s territory and warns that shelling will be followed by retaliatory fire. The appeal also calls on the international community to register this fact of provocation on the Ukrainian side. It is noted that the provocation could lead to an escalation of the conflict.
On May 21, the DPR head of the DPR Denis Pushilin said that the units of the People’s Militia were placed on “high alert”, and they were ready to perform military tasks. According to Pushilin, the republic is ready to react to any aggressive actions of the Ukrainian side.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency