Lavrov says militants who do not leave eastern Aleppo to be regarded as terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 13:20
Russia sees no need to establish military blocks in Asian-Pacific regionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 13:05
Press review: US pushes for new anti-Russia sanctions and Russia's military export in 2016Press Review December 05, 13:00
St. Petersburg University ranks 64th among Europe's best business schoolsSociety & Culture December 05, 12:59
Navy commander: Russia’s aircraft carrier-led group in Mediterranean is self-sufficientMilitary & Defense December 05, 12:55
Prosecutors to question lawyer representing ex-president of Ukraine over Maidan eventsWorld December 05, 12:32
Investigators seize documents from owner of Russian ship detained in AmsterdamMilitary & Defense December 05, 12:31
At least eight NATO ships monitored Russian naval group on way to MediterraneanMilitary & Defense December 05, 12:01
Russian senator: Italy’s rejection of constitutional reforms may create problems for EURussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 11:37
MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. The Ukrainian forces over the past 24 hours have fired more than 150 mortar shells at the village of Shirokino, the spokesman for the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Eduard Basurin, said on Monday.
"The Ukrainian forces’ most intensive attack was against the village of Shirokino. More than 150 82 mm and 120 mm shells were fired," the Donetsk news agency quotes Basurin as saying.
Earlier, the defense ministry said the Ukrainian forces over the past 24 hours opened fire at the territory of the self-proclaimed republic 28 times.
"The republic’s militias have recorded 28 attacks launched on the DPR territory by the Ukrainian security services," Basurin said.
According to the ministry, the fire was opened 6 times from guns of tanks and armored vehicles, 2 times - from antiaircraft mounts. In addition, 15 mortar attacks and 5 cases of fire from grenade launches and small arms have been registered.
The fire was opened on the Gorlovka city districts and on Donetsk airport, as well as on the settlements of Dzerzhinsk, Zheleznaya Balka, Golmovsky, Spartak, Shirokino, Zhabichevo and Novaya Maryevka.
The data on casualties among civilians and DPR militias are being ascertained.