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MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/. The Ukrainian military have shelled the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) 122 times over the past twenty-four hours, the DPR Defense Ministry told the Donetsk News Agency on Sunday.
‘Over the last twenty-four hours, the Ukrainian military have shelled the republic’s territory 122 times as a result of 23 breaches of the ceasefire regime," the ministry said.
The Ukrainian army used mortars, the armament of infantry fighting vehicles, various types of grenade launchers and other small arms to shell the DPR territory. Overall, 65 82mm and 120mm mines were fired, the ministry said.
The Ukrainian military shelled the villages of Zaitsevo in the northern suburbs of Gorlovka, Kominternovo in the south of the Donbass region, the populated areas of Dokuchayevsk, Yasinovataya, Zhabichevo, Spartak and Veseloye, and also the areas of the airport and Volvo-Center.
A meeting of the Contact Group on the settlement of the crisis in east Ukraine agreed on January 13 to introduce a ceasefire regime from 00:00 Moscow time on January 14. However, the Donetsk and Lugansk militia and the Ukrainian army continue accusing each other of breaching the truce.
Meanwhile, the command of the Ukrainian army’s operation in the Donbass region has accused Donetsk and Lugansk militia of 44 truce breaches.