For the last week, the intensity of fighting on the front line in Donbass has increased up to 800-1,000 shellings per day. According to the Operational Command of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Ukrainian troops fired on the territory of the republic not less than 960 times on Friday, and more than 1,000 times on Saturday.
Reportedly, the outskirts of Gorlovka (Zaytsevo, Ozeryanovka, Shirokaya Balka), Yasinovataya, Donetsk (Spartak, Zhabichevo, Staromykhailivka, Trudovskoy, Aleksandrovka), Lebyazhye village in Makeyevka, Elenovka village in the south-west of Donetsk, districts of Dokuchaevsk town came under fire of the Ukrainian Army. Fights are also ongoing to the south, in the area of the villages of Novolaspa and Belaya Kamenka, as well as near the villages of Kominternovo, Sahanka and Leninskoye.
The Ukrainian side uses all kinds of weapons, except multiple rocket launchers: artillery and tank guns, mortars of all calibers, weapons of infantry combat vehicles, grenade guns and light weapons. As a result of shelling, residential houses and gas pipe lines were damaged in the villages of Trudovskoy and Staromykhailivka in the west of Donetsk, as well as in the villages of Kominternovo, Sahanka and Leninskoye in the south of the republic.
On Friday, a 16-year-old boy was killed, when he tried to cross the front line in circumvention of a check point. The DPR military leadership blamed the Ukrainian side for his death.
“I would like to note that the Ukrainian side continues to organize provocations in the areas of check points. Repeating shellings and illegal detention of local residents by the Ukrainian military and security forces lead to the fact that some citizens try to enter the territory of the republic, sidestepping the checkpoints, despite the mortal danger. So, yesterday, [on November 11], a 16-year-old boy lost his life, trying to enter the territory of the republic in the area of Yelenovka,” deputy commander of the DPR Operational Command, Eduard Basurin, said.