January 20 Essence of Time unit in Donbass situation report (with map)

Despite the arrival of Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug, the situation on the front seriously escalated today.

20.01.2017, DPR.

According to the reports from Gorlovka city, the Ukrainian side shelled Zaytsevo village using mortars, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and recoilless anti-tank guns. The situation remains tense on the northern and western borders of the city.

The Ukrainian army was active on the Donetsk direction. The trench combats were underway near former Donetsk airport, the industrial area of Avdeevka town, and “Volvo-centre”. The heavy artillery, tank artillery, and heavy machine guns were actively used.

Near Elenovka township south of Donetsk city, a bus with civilians was exposed to sniper’s fire. A woman wounded to the crus was taken to the hospital.

According to the information of the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia Command, two servicemen of the Republic were killed, and another three sustained various degrees of injury due to the Ukrainian military actions during the past week.

According to the recent data, the Ukrainian army shelled the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic 4,348 times. Over 1,000 tank, artillery and mortar shells were fired. 33 towns and villages were shelled, 20 houses and outbuildings were damaged.

Source: Essence of Time unit in Donbass

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