Donetsk, DNR. Today has seen continued fighting and unprovoked shelling upon the Republic’s territory by Ukrainian Armed Forces units ordered to do so before the next round of Minsk talks.

Reports from Maia Klimova, Pavel Semchuk and Eduard Basurin indicate; Ukrainian fascist troops continue to strike with heavy caliber banned weapons on peaceful settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

Today, at about 15.00 units of mobile artillery did a hit and run attack near Staromykhailivka, resulting in seven persons injured. Simultaneously, the Ukrainian forces fired themselves for effect on the occupied locality Krasnogorovka, accusing the DNR forces of shelling ourselves.

According to preliminary data, the direction of shelling came from the location of the artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We do not exclude the possibility that Nazi extremist militants of the national guard units were themselves trying to provoke the Ukrainian Army into firing upon the DNR positions.

Currently at about 19.30 hours local time, Ukrainian troops continued shooting at our territories, presently shelling is taking place in the Yasinovataya area using mortars of different calibres combined with heavy artillery fire.

We have also has signals intelligence intercepts that fighting between Nazi units and Ukrainian Armed Forces troops has continued into the evening in the area of Krasnogorovka between “Azov batallion” and UAF regular forces.

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