The Ukrainian Armed Forces over the past day 524 times opened fire on cities and districts of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the republic’s military spokesman Eduard Basurin said on Sunday.

 

 

“The situation in the Donetsk People’s Republic has a tendency towards stabilizing,” the Donetsk News Agency quoted him. “Over the past 24 hours, the criminal Ukrainian forces 524 times opened fire on DPR. They used heavy artillery 25 times, mortars – 158 times, IFVs – 40 times, anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers and small arms – 301 times.”

 

The republic’s reconnaissance fixed relocation of heavy artillery and equipment.

 

The past few days have seen a surge in tensions along the engagement line. Bombardments by Ukrainian forces have caused civilian casualties and ruined many homes and infrastructures. The UN Security Council on Tuesday evening issued a special statement to express concern over what it said was “dangerous escalation. It urged both sides to cease fire immediately. The Security Council condemned the use of weapons outlawed by the Minsk Accords.

 

 

 

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