DOENTSK, January 18. /TASS/. Several Su-24 bombers of the Ukrainian armed forces were seen over the settlement of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine about an hour ago, the press service of the ministry of defence of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Sunday.
“Several Su-24 bombers of the Ukrainian army were making circles over Gorlovka for some time but did not open fire,” the Donetsk News Agency quoted the DPR defence ministry as saying. “Having made several circles over the town, they flew away.”
Earlier on Sunday, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, Yuri Biryukov, said the Ukrainian military had been ordered to open heavy fire at the positions of militias in the zone of the force operation in southeastern Ukraine.
Later, the DPR confirmed that the city of Donetsk had been shelled from all types of weapons by the Ukrainian troops.