Donetsk, Aug 3 — DAN. Ukrainian forces fired 400 shells on the DPR on Wednesday. DAN presents its evening news summary. 
Here are the key events so far on Wednesday, August 3.

Fighting and victims

First sounds of Ukrainian shells exploding were heard in the DPR minutes after the midnight. 
The enemy used MLRS, artillery, tanks, and mortars to target Donetsk, Yasinovataya, Gorlovka, and neighbouring townships, including scattering butterfly mines.

Two civilians were killed, at least eight others sustained injuries.

More than 40 residential houses and facilities sustained damage, among them two hospitals, a store, a garage, water treatment plant and a petrol station. 

Gorlovka city administration sustained some hits, as well as a number of gas pipes and a cathedral.

A legendary DPR female commander Olga Kachura call-sign Korsa has been on duty. Olga Kachura joined the militia in April 2014, soon to become commander of a Grad MLRS unit of 140 personnel, which she has been leading for eight years. Her battalion took part in the Ilovaisk and Debaltsevo-Uglegorsk operations.

Russian forces liquidated more than 50 Ukrainian militants outside Nikolayevka. The enemy suffered massive losses in equipment.

Semogorye and Travnevoye have been liberated.

Other news

Seven more liberated townships have been assigned to existing local administrations.

The DPR Court is to cross-examine witnesses in the “Medvedi SS” sabotage squad case. 

The Ministry of Education and Science is looking into increasing student scholarships. 

Musicians of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic will perform in remote townships of the Republic as part of the “Music of Donbass” cultural event. A total of 50 concerts are scheduled.

About 580 agro-industrial enterprises located in the liberated territories of the DPR have registered in the Republic. *ot