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Ukrainian military shells Donetsk — administration

November 16, 2015, 9:58 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to the local administrarion, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms were used
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MOSCOW, November 16. /TASS/. The Ukrainian Army last night shelled Zhabichevo settlement north of Donetsk and the Volvo Center area in Kuibyshevsky district of the capital of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), head of the Kuibyshevsky district administration Ivan Prikhodko told Donetsk News Agency on Monday.

"At around 9 p.m. the Ukrainian military opened fire at the Volvo Center area and Zhabichevo settlement near Donetsk. The shelling ceased no earlier than 2 a.m.," Prikhodko said.

In his words, the enemy delivered fire from its positions in the Peski village using mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.

According to a source in the law enforcement agencies of the self-proclaimed DPR, the Ukrainian Army fired fired 26 82-mm and 120-mm mortar bombs.

On Sunday evening, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the city’s western outskirts, with Staromikhailovka urban-type settlement coming under fire.

Sakhanka village in Donetsk republic comes under mortar fire from Ukrainian army

The Ukrainian nationalist units shelled the village of Sakhanka in the Novoazovsk region of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) last night, a source in the DPR law enforcement agencies said on Monday.

"At 9 p.m. we received information that the Ukrainian military had begun shelling Sakhanka village in the south of the republic. The fire lasted about an hour," Donetsk News Agency quotes him as saying.

The source noted that the shelling had come from "Shirokino village demilitarized by the DPR with the use of 82-mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and small arms." A total of 15 mines were fired at the village.

On July 1, the DPR unilaterally declared Shirokino a demilitarized zone. Next day all militia fighters left the village. On July 4, talks were held between the leaders of the Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination (JCCC) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Shirokino’s final demilitarization. It was proposed to deploy a monitoring group comprising representatives of Kiev, Russia, Donetsk and the JCCC to the village, with the participation of the OSCE. However, Kiev later refused to do that. At the moment the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces remain in the area.

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