DPR: Ukrainian army actively utilizes drones to adjust artillery fire

The intensity of fire is increased at the contact line. The Ukrainian army used tanks and heavy artillery; the enemy used the reconnaissance drones to adjust artillery fire, a source in the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on April 26.

Trench combat continued on the borders of Gorlovka and Donetsk. The tensest situation is observed near the village of Zaytsevo and in the area of the “Yasinovataya” checkpoint.

26.04.2017, DPR.

The Ukrainian army continues to shell of the DPR PM positions near Dokuchaevsk. In the evening of April 25, the Ukrainian military also opened fire on the residential areas of the town with 122mm and 120mm mortars.

The situation remains tense on the Mariupol direction. In the afternoon, the Ukrainian side shelled the village of Sakhanka with 82mm and 120mm mortars. Trench combat continues in the area of Kominternovo.

In the violation of the Minsk Agreements, the Ukrainian army was using the reconnaissance drones to gather information and adjust artillery fire. On April 26, 8 drones were noted over Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, in the west of Donetsk, and in the area of Kominternovo.

According to DPR PM Command, during April 26, one serviceman of the Republic was killed, and other 2 were wounded.

Ukrainian Command continues to redeploy heavy military hardware and artillery in the zone of the conflict. DPR PM intelligence informed that a battery of “Grad” multiple launch rocket systems and tank company was transported by rail in Selidovo.

On April 25, the Ukrainian shelled 17 towns and villages. The enemy violated ceasefire 54 times. The number of the ceasefire violation increased comparing to the previous days. One apartment building was damaged in Dokuchaevsk; electric power was lost in some parts of the village of Mineralnoye in the Yasinovataya region, 3 civilians were wounded in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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