DPR militiaman killed in shelling by Ukrainian forces

April 08, 2021 13:08 // Updated: April 08, 2021 13:08

Donetsk, Apr 8 – DAN. A Donetsk People’s Republic militiaman was killed in shelling by Ukrainian armed formations, the DPR People’s Militia reported on Thursday.

Earlier reports said that Ukrainian forces had opened mortar fire at the Vesyoloye village area north of Donetsk. Overall, 14 120mm mortar rounds were fired.

“We regret to inform that a defender of our Republic was killed in the strike. We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family,” the report said.

DPR militia units had to return fire to supress enemy activity. The information on enemy casualties was not immediately available, the DPR militia said.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures came into force in Donbass on July 27, 2020. The document bans the use of all weapons, deployment of hardware, special operations, engineer works and unmanned aerial vehicles flights.*jk

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