Donetsk, Dec 9 – DAN. Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk People’s Republic 10,603 times over the past week, a DPR defense official said.

“The number of strikes this week rose to 10,603. Artillery, tanks and mortars were used to shell the Republic in 3,456 cases,” DPR Operations Command deputy commander Colonel Eduard Basurin said speaking at a news briefing at the Donetsk News Agency.

Basurin said that 28 towns and villages were hit this week, three civilians sustained injuries.

The previous night Kiev forces targeted Donetsk Kuibyshevskiy district, hitting 13 houses. Power and gas supply to the district has been interrupted.