More than 3,000 people left without electricity in the DPR due to Ukrainian army’s shelling

12.07.2021, Donetsk.

More than 3,000 people were left without electricity, houses and a school building were damaged as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian army of the Gorlovka outskirts, the Joint Centre for Ceasefire Control and Coordination told reporters on July 12.

“This morning, Golmovsky village on the northern outskirts of Gorlovka came under fire of 122mm artillery. As a result of the shelling, 21 electrical substations were de-energized, 3021 consumers were left without electricity,” the Joint Centre for Ceasefire Control and Coordination informed.

A team from Gorlovka Regional Power Distribution Center is working on the site to repair the damage.

In addition, the building of school No 77 and eight residential buildings were also damaged and, as a result of the shelling, a low-pressure gas pipeline was damaged. According to the preliminary data, there were no civilian casualties.

The DPR reported the suppression of the Ukrainian army’s firing point from which the enemy shelled the outskirts of Gorlovka. The Ukrainian army fired five 122 mm shells in the direction of Gorlovka. The Ukrainian military attempted to use a drone to adjust artillery fire. But the UAV was shot down by DPR air defense forces.

The trilateral contact group agreed on a permanent ceasefire in Donbass starting July 27, 2020. At the beginning of 2021, the situation in Donbass escalated. To date, representatives of the DPR and LPR regularly report ceasefire violations by the Ukrainian army.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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