Kiev forces’ fire during Easter truce leaves 5 DPR civilians dead, 25 injured

May 04, 2018 20:17

Donetsk, May 4 – DAN. Kiev forces violated the Easter ceasefire 826 times, leaving five civilians dead, 25 injured, said DPR representative at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov.

“As the result of Kiev’s shelling during the Easter ceasefire, five civilians have been killed and 25 injured.”

The Easter ceasefire initiated by the DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko was supported by the Contact Group members and came into force at midnight March 30. The Ukrainian side violated it at 9.35 a.m. by targeting Kominternovo with mortar rounds. The shelling has been almost non-stop ever since. As of today, 114 households and infrastructure objects have been damaged, as well as 20 vehicles.

The enemy is using heavy artillery, mortars, tanks, grenade launchers, IFVs and APCs along machine guns and small arms.*ot