MOSCOW, April 10. /TASS/. The mass tank shelling of militia positions in Donetsk and the village of Spartak has ended by Friday morning, the press service of the Donetsk city administration has said.
"The evening of April 9 and the night in Donetsk were intense, combat actions were held in the area of the airport and the Spartak village. As of 8:30 am the situation in the city is calm, no reports from the citizens of incidents have been received," the mayor’s office said.
There is yet no information on the damage or casualties. "The life support systems are working as normal," the press service stressed.
Ukraine’s armed forces overnight to Friday launched the massive tank shelling of militia positions of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in the locality of Spartak from the direction of the city of Avdeyevka controlled by Ukrainian troops.
The DPR’s Defense Ministry said the Kiev forces started provocations on Thursday afternoon. "The militias remain unprovoked and do not return fire," the ministry added.
On Thursday, Kiev troops used heavy weaponry of a 122 mm caliber, which had to be withdrawn from the contact line under the Minsk agreements reached on February 12, it said.