Clashes between police, protestors over in downtown KievWorld October 18, 5:38
No plans to turn Kapustin Yar testing range into space center — chiefScience & Space October 18, 4:14
US court turns down Russia tycoon Deripaska’s libel suit against APWorld October 18, 4:13
Russian Defense Ministry tests new missile for Iskander short-range systemMilitary & Defense October 18, 1:18
Moscow court prolongs house arrest for director Serebrennikov to Jan 19, 2018World October 18, 1:11
Rusisan tennis star Sharapova comments on her performance in VTB Kremlin CupSport October 17, 19:29
Russia blacklists almost 400 football fansSport October 17, 18:48
Window for dialogue with Ukraine still open — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 17, 18:40
Sharapova out of 2017 VTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow after 1st roundSport October 17, 18:35
MOSCOW, August 20. /TASS/. Ukrainian forces have violated ceasefire regime 17 times over last 24 hours, firing 75 shells at the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), DPR defense ministry said on Thursday.
"Ukrainian Armed Forces violated ceasefire regime 17 times over last 24 hours," Donetsk News Agency quoted DPR defense ministry as saying.
Ukrainian forces shelled from artillery the settlements of Staromikhaylovka, Oktyabr, Zhabichevo, Belaya Kamenka and Spartak, as well as Donetsk’s Petrovsky district and airport.
"Twenty-five artillery shells were fired on the territory of the republic [by Ukrainian forces], as well as 50 mines of 82mm and 120mm caliber," the defense ministry said.
The Petrovsky district’s administration said earlier that one civilian was injured in the nightly shellings.
"One person was injured," Donetsk News Agency quoted Petrovsky district administration head Maxim Zhukovsky as saying.
Three residential houses were damaged in the settlement of Alexandrovka, part of Donetsk’s Petrovsky district, the settlement’s head Vladimir Cherkas said. "Around 11pm [local time] on August 19, the western part of the settlement was shelled, two streets were damaged, and three houses were hit," he said adding that Ukrainian forces shelled the settlement from Maryinka.
Donetsk’s Petrovsky district located in the western part of the city is often shelled by Ukrainian forces. The first shelling there was registered in July 2014.