Ukrainian military have shelled the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) for nearly 4,000 times over the last week, DPR defense spokesman Eduard Basurin said on Saturday.




“Overall, Ukrainian military have violated the ceasefire 3,810 times over the week, including 3,042 strikes on the republic from artillery, tanks and mortars,” the Donetsk news agency quoted Basurin as saying.


At least 25 settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic came under fire opened by Ukrainian troops, Basurin said. In the DPR south, the villages of Kominternovo, Leninskoye, Bezumennoye and Sakhanka along with the village of Yasnoye on the outskirts of the town of Dokuchayevsk, the villages of Zaitsevo in the north of Gorlovka and Yelenovka in the south-west of Donetsk and the city’s Kievsky and Petrovsky districts were targeted by the Ukrainian military.


“As a result of Ukrainian troops’ shelling, 53 households have been damaged in the settlements of Zaitsevo, Yelenovka, Yasnoye, Stepnoye, Kominternovo and Donetsk’s Kievsky and Petrovsky districts over the week,” he said.