Russian consumer rights watchdog chief names cities with highest HIV ratesSociety & Culture July 23, 21:41
Serbian filmmaker Kustirica says Crimea’s reunification with Russia is natural processSociety & Culture July 23, 21:40
Israeli embassy in Amman attacked by terrorists, some people wounded - TVWorld July 23, 21:35
Boxing Day on Red Square sets new Guinness recordSport July 23, 8:33
Joseph Dunford says Russia most military capable country of those posing threat to USWorld July 23, 4:57
Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interimRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 23, 1:33
Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
MOSCOW, June 9. /TASS/. Ukrainian troops have opened intense artillery fire at the Donetsk airport and a bridge linking the airport and the city, a spokesman for the defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Tuesday.
"Ukrainian troops are shelling Donetsk;s Kremlevsky avenue, Artyomovskaya street, Putilovsky bridge and the airport from the area of the settlement of Peski and Opytny. They are using 120mm mortars and 152mm artillery," the Donetsk News Agency quoted him as saying.
Earlier on Tuesday, the spokesman said a shell had hit a high-rise residential house in Donetsk’s Kuibyshevsky district causing fire in four apartments.
The package of measures for the fulfillment of the Minsk ceasefire accords, which was signed by the Contact Group on the Ukraine crisis settlement on February 12, obliges the warring sides to pull weapons with the caliber of 100 mm and more at a distance of 50 km (31 miles), multiple launch rocket systems at a distance of 70 km (43 miles), Uragan, Smerch volley fire rocket systems and Tochka ballistic missile complexes at a distance of 140 km (87 miles).
The sides undertook to pull back their weaponry at an equal distance, with Kiev withdrawing armaments from the current engagement line and the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics from the line registered in the Minsk memorandum of September 19.
However, the Ukrainian military has subjected populated areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic to intensive fire in recent days, including with the use of heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems.