Donetsk, Oct 27 – DAN. Ukrainian forces have occupied the township of Staromaryevka in the grey zone, the DPR Head Denis Pushilin told Russia 24 TV channel.

"The status-quo has been crumbled as a township in the grey zone has been occupied though it is supplied for by the DPR. Moreover, the township was one of the designated areas for the disengagement of forces and hardware," he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the DPR Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova informed of Ukrainian attempts to occupy Staromaryevka.

The situation at the contact line has been tense lately as Kiev forces attempted to gain control over Staromaryevka in the grey area.

On October 26, a massive attack on Telmanovo and Novaya Maryevka left three residential houses damaged and caused outages at 12 substtaions.

On October 27, Ukrainian armed formations launched a drone carrying an explosive device and crashed it into one of the oil terminals of Donetsk causing a blaze. The DPR has promptly informed the OSCE SMM of the incident. *ot