Donetsk, Feb.1 - DAN. Ukrainian forces shelled DPR territory 3,016 times over the past 24 hours. The frontline situation continues to deteriorate, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said.
Criminal Ukrainian forces shelled DPR territory 3,016 times over the past 24 hours, firing 839 artillery rounds, using MLRS 490 times, and firing six tank gun rounds, 842 mortar rounds, and 756 grenade launcher, anti-aircragft gun, RPG rounds and small arms; 83 IFV cannon rounds,” Basurin said.
The situation along the contact line in the Donetsk People’s Republic has deteriorated dramatically in the last few days. Kiev intensified shelling of DPR territory causing massive damage and civilian casualties, DPR Operations Command said.
On January 31 Republican and Russian journalists came under Kiev's fire in Donetsk, DAN reporter and Life cameraman were injured.
DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko said that the fighting was ongoing in 50km-long area. The enemy suffered major losses. The order to start the offensive was issued by Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko personally.
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