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East Ukraine militias report shelling

July 08, 2016, 9:35 UTC+3 DONETSK

The militia have reported 159 shells had been fired in the Donetsk republic, while the Lugansk republic was shelled 20 times

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DONETSK, July 8. /TASS/. A source in the security agencies of Ukraine's self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has reported that the government forces had fired 159 shells at the territory of the unrecognized republic over the past 24 hours.

"From 7pm to 12am, Ukrainian forces shelled the outskirts of the Volvo Center, Alexandrovka and Trudovskoye in the west of Donetsk, outskirts of the industrial area near Yasinovataya, the settlements of Zaytsevo near Gorlovka, outskirts of Dokuchaevsk, as well as Sakhanka and Kominternovo in the south of the republic," the source told Donetsk News Agency on Friday.

According to the source, Kiev forces used infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms.

The militia of the self-proclaimed Luhansk republic have reported 20 cases of shelling.

"The settlement of Kalinovo was shelled six times from Popasnaya, Novozvanovka and Troitskoye. Kiev forces used mortars of 82mm caliber, SPG tripod-mounted anti-tank grenade launchers, AGS automatic grenade launchers and small arms," Lugansk Inform Center quoted LPR people’s militia as saying.

The government forces also shelled the settlements of Kalinovka, Lozovoye, Logvinovo and Sanzharovka, LPR people’s militia noted adding that no one was injured.

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