Ukrainian Armed Forces more than 30 times shelled the territory of the DPR

Donetsk, May 2, DNA. Army of the Donetsk People’s Republic registered 33 instances of Ukrainian shelling in the course of the last 24 hours, the representative of the DPR Ministry of Defense told the Donetsk News Agency.

“33 instances of shelling on the part of Ukrainian Armed Forces had been registered, — the spokesperson said. — The enemy keeps on using heavy armaments”.

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According to the Ministry’s data, Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the territory of the Republic from artillery five times, from tanks – once and from APCs – twice. Besides, 17 instances of mortar-gun shelling, two instances of anti-aircraft systems use, one — of anti-tank missile use, and five instances of grenade launchers and firearms use had been registered.

The ministry spokesperson said that Ukrainian army targeted the city of Donetsk (Kiyevskiy district, the area of the airport) and the town of Gorlovka. Also localities Zhabichevo, Nizhneye Lozovoye, Shirokino, Кalinovkа, Ozeryanovka and Belaya Kamenka were shelled.

The data on casualties are being specified.

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At least one civilian has been killed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after an army shell hit an apartment building amid intense fire on rebel positions. An RT correspondent says the city has seen one of its worst shellings in months.

“There was fire, shelling for about two hours and it was almost non-stop…blast after blast, you could feel the vibrations from the explosions, kilometers away from the frontline,” RT’s Murad Gazdiev said over the phone from Donetsk.

According to Gazdiev, the attack centered on northern Donetsk, where the previously contested airport is located, but at least one shell landed on a civilian building. RT’s crew rushed to the area to find out if the report was true.

“We found the residents who survived sitting outside, obviously in shock, covered in dust. One elderly man who lived on the top floor…the shell landed in his apartment. The place was almost torn apart, the walls were blasted out,” Gazdiev said, describing the scene.

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