07:58, Gorlovka: Ukrainian army shells Gorlovka, two civilians killed

17.08.2015 07:58, Gorlovka

Gorlovka mayor’s office:

Central-City, Kalininsky and Nikitovsky districts of Gorlovka were heavily shelled by artillery on the night between August 16 and August 17. Two civilians were killed by the shelling, four were injured, according to the healthcare department.

Nine streets of Gorlovka were hit by the shells, according to the city administration. The information regarding destruction is being specified.

 

Source: RIA Novosti

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00:01, Donetsk: 6 houses, school and a gas pipe in Kuybyshevsky district damaged by shelling

17.08.2015 00:01, Donetsk

Head of district administration Ivan Prikhodko:

48, Dmitriya Kazaka st., 46, Alekseya Tolstogo st., 166, Olimpiyeva st., 62, Korniyenko st. got hit. Windows on 6a, Vannikova st. and 50, Dmitriya Kazaka st.

Carpentry workshop of school №66 was directly hit by a shell, which caused a fire, according to the head of district administration.

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19:53, Gorlovka: Kiev junta’s fighters have started shelling western Gorlovka by tanks

16.08.2015 19:53, Gorlovka

Kiev junta’s militants are shelling western part of Gorlovka by tanks, according to the city administration.

We have a new shelling, they just can’t keep calm. They shell with tanks, shells hit the western part of the town, approximately in Shirokaya Balka district, shell from the side of Dzerzhinsk (controlled by Kiev junta – ed.).

The shelling might intensify during the night, according to the local authorities, since the “Ukrainian army always starts with tanks, then the artillery comes in.” The city administration did not receive information regarding victims of the shelling.

 

Source: Donetsk News Agency

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DPR Defense Ministry: three Kiev junta’s attack groups are gathered by the contact line

16.08.2015 19:11

As of August 16 the commanders of the Ukrainian army have gathered three strike groups by the contact line for the offensive, according to DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin.

The group of enemy’s forces in “C” sector consists of up to 22 battalions. It includes up to 130 tanks, up to 950 units of fighting armored vehicles, up to 290 field artillery guns and mortars, up to 35 units of multiple rocket launch systems.

According to him, the group of enemy’s forces in “B” sector” consists of up to 26 battalions.

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16:43, People’s Militia: LPR territory came under fire once again

16.08.2015 16:43, LPR

The punitive forces have once again shelled Lugansk People’s Republic territory, according to People’s Militia.

The area around Slavynoserbsk village was shelled for the second time today by a 82 mm caliber mortar. 16 mortar shells were fired at the residential districts at 16:30. The Ukrainian military has also shelled Oboznoye township by a 82 mm caliber mortar.

The People’s Militia Staff insists that this is the way the punitive forces are provoking LPR army to return fire.

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