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MOSCOW, April 15. /TASS/. One militia member was killed and five others wounded during the Kiev troops' shelling of Shirokino, near the Ukrainian port city Mariupol, the defense ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said on Wednesday.
"Over the past 24 hours we failed to avoid casualties. As a result of the Ukrainian forces’ shellings one militiaman died. Another five were sent to medical facilities of the DPR with various wounds," a defense ministry representative was quoted by the Donetsk news agency as saying.
Two violations of silence regime were registered with the use of heavy artillery in the area of Shirokino. "The Ukrainian forces fired 15 shells from self-propelled weapons," the ministry said.
The Kiev troops violated the ceasefire a total of 50 times over the past 24 hours, it stressed. The forces used tanks, armored vehicles, anti-tank guided missiles, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms in the Donetsk republic.
The shelling targeted the areas of the Donetsk airport, Volvo-Center, and also the settlements of Shirokino, Spartak, Gorlovka, Zhabichevo, Tavricheskoye, Golmovsky, Nikolayevka.
Since early morning, the roar of guns has been heard in all the districts of Donetsk.