Donetsk, Sep 3 - DAN. Ukrainian forces used incendiary munitions to shell Gorlovka, the Donetsk People’s Republic Operations Command said on Monday.

Earlier, the administration of Zaitsevo in northern Gorlovka said that the settlement had come under Ukrainian army fire. Five houses burnt down. The firefighters were unable to reach the scene because of the shelling.

“Ukrainian forces... deliver aimed fire with incendiary munitions at our settlements,” a DPR Operations Command officer said. “Yesterday, the Joint Forces Operation headquarters circulated the order among army units to get a supply of incendiary munitions and use them in delivering strikes.”

The DPR Operations Command believes that the Kiev army is trying to distract Donetsk’s attention from the planned offensive on the Mariupol axis.

Earlier on Monday, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said that Ukraine had reinforced its attack force in southern Donbass.*jk