Donetsk, Nov 11 – DAN. Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk People’s Republic more than 5,000 times over the past week, a DPR defense official said.

“Ukrainian butchers broken the ceasefire 5,118 times over the past week, employing artillery, tanks and mortars to shell the Republic in 3,244 cases,” DPR Operations Command deputy commander Colonel Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at the Donetsk News Agency on Friday.

Basurin said that 23 towns and villages were hit this week.