Ukrainian forces increase strikes at DPR by 5 times over 24 hours – JCCC

July 23, 2020 10:48

Donetsk, Jul 23 – DAN. Ukrainian forces violated the ceasefire 17 times over the past 24 hours firing more than 130 rounds of ammunition at the Donetsk People’s Republic territory,  the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported on Thursday.

“Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire 17 times expending 131 rounds of ammunition,” the report said.

The enemy used 82mm and 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicle cannons, grenade launchers and high calibre small arms. The amount of expended ammunition of calibre up to 12.7mm is not added to overall daily statistics.

Strikes were delivered at the areas of the Shakhta Trudovskaya, Alexandrovka and Staromikhailovka settlements and the Vasilyevka village outside Yasinovataya  on the Donetsk axis, Shakhta Gagarina, Zaitsevo and Shirokaya Blaka on the Gorlovka axis and Kominternovo village outskirts on the Mariupol axis, the JCCC said.

On Wednesday, a water pipe of the Seversky Donets – Donbass canal in the Shakhta 6/7 settlement in Gorlovka was damaged in shelling by Ukrainian forces.  On top of that, three houses caught fire in the Zaitsevo settlement and another two houses in the Kominternovo village in southern DPR as the areas came under Ukrainian forces fire.

In the previous reporting period, Ukrainian army units violated the ceasefire four times firing some 30 rounds of ammunition at DPR areas.*jk*pp