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Ukrainian army violates ceasefire 45 times over past 24 hours — DPR Defense Ministry

August 04, 2015, 14:42 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to the DPR Defense Ministry data, the Ukrainian army fired 41 tank shells and 171 82-mm and 120-mm mines, in addition, it used grenade launchers, anti-tank weapons and small arms
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Residential house damaged in shelling of Gorlovka

Residential house damaged in shelling of Gorlovka

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MOSCOW, August 4. /TASS/. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have violated the ceasefire regime 45 times over the past 24 hours, the press service of the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Tuesday.

"The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic is heating up, the Ukrainian army has fired 216 122-mm and 152-mm artillery shells on our territory over the past 24 hours," the Donetsk news agency quotes the Defense Ministry as saying. "The overall number of artillery bombardments has totaled 45 over the past 24 hours."

According to the data provided by the Defense Ministry, the Ukrainian army fired 41 tank shells and 171 82-mm and 120-mm mines. In addition to that, they used grenade launchers, anti-tank weapons and small arms.

"Once again Gorlovka came under the most intense artillery and mortar fire," a spokesman for the Defense Ministry said. "The enemy fired 130 large-caliber shells on the settlement of Golmovsky [near Gorlovka]."

The city of Donetsk, including the local airport area, was also subjected to artillery fire from the Ukrainian side, along with the settlements of Kalinovka, Belaya Kamenka, Zaitsevo, Novaya Laspa, Styla and Spartak. The artillery bombardments have left one DPR serviceman dead, another soldier was wounded.

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