DONETSK, June 13. /TASS/. Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin announced the need for additional allied forces, primarily from Russia, due to the intensified shelling of Donetsk and other cities of the republic by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"The enemy has literally crossed all boundaries, using prohibited methods of warfare, residential and central districts of Donetsk are being shelled, and other cities and towns of the DPR are also under fire. An understanding was reached that all the necessary additional forces of the allied forces will be involved, primarily from Russia," he said.
The shelling of Donetsk by Ukrainian troops on Monday was the most powerful and prolonged one over the duration of the entire conflict, the representative office of the Donetsk People's Republic at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime said. "In two hours, almost 300 MLRS rockets and artillery shells were fired," the office said. According to TASS correspondent, the building of a maternity hospital in Donetsk was hit and caught fire.
Earlier on Monday, the representative office of the Donetsk People's Republic at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime reported numerous shelling of cities and towns in the republic from MLRS and artillery of various calibers.