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Donetsk, Apr 13 - DAN. Two DPR militiamen were killed and one was wounded over the past 24 hours as Ukrainian army shelled the republic’s territory, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday.

“Two DPR militiamen were killed and one was wounded as they were blunting an enemy attack,” Basurin said noting an increase in the number strikes by Ukrainian forces over the past few days.

The shelling intensified as a commission from Kiev arrived in the zone of so-called anti-terrorist operation and demanded that Ukrainian army commanders demonstrate their readiness to continue the military campaign, he added.

Ukrainian army continued to target DPR territory with heavy artillery firing at Spartak village north of Donetsk and Leninskoye village in DPR south over the past 24 hours. Ukrainian forces also pounded Petrovskiy district in northern Donetsk, Avdeyevka industrial zone and Zaitsevo village outside Gorlovka.

Earlier on Thursday, DPR Operations Command reported nearly 60 violations of the ceasefire by the Ukrainian army over the past 24 hours. Four houses in DPR sustained shelling damage. *jk