Militants of the Ukrainian nationalist groups shelled the front-line area on the northern outskirts of Donetsk last night, the DPR Defense Ministry told the Donetsk News Agency.


“The first shelling by the Ukrainian forces occurred at around 08:20 p.m. local time. The Donetsk airport was hit. Almost at the same time, Ukrainian forces opened fire on the villages of Spartak and Zhabichevo near Donetsk, as well as the surrounding area of the Volvo Center in Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk. The shelling was conducted from militants’ positions in Peski and Opytnoye. The enemy used mortars of 82-mm and 120-mm caliber, automatic grenade launchers and small arms. The shelling ceased close to midnight,” – the official said.