Donetsk, Nov 25 – DAN. Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk People’s Republic more than 6,049 times over the past week, a DPR defense official said.

“The number of strikes declined, compared with the previous week, to 6049. Artillery, tanks and mortars were employed to shell the Republic in 2,264 cases,” DPR Operations Command deputy commander Colonel Eduard Basurin told a news briefing at the Donetsk News Agency on Friday.

Basurin said that 22 towns and villages were hit this week.

Kiev forces violated ceasefire 960 times over the last 34 hours.