Donetsk, Jul 19 – DAN. DPR dismissed Kiev's allegations that Republican forces shelled Avdeyevka, said DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin.

"The statement of the ATO HQ on destroyed houses and civilian casualties in Avdeyevka allegedly due to DPR shelling is a bogus."

Basurin said that the claims were made to cover Kiev's military actions on the frontline and its usage of arms banned under the Minsk Agreements.

The ATO HQ on July 18 issued a statement saying that DPR units shelled Kiev-controlled Avdeyevka causing civilian casualties. *ot