Donetsk, Jul 6 — DAN. Ukrainian armed formations fired 320 projectiles and mortar rounds at the DPR on Tuesday causing civilian casualties.

Military situation

The enemy opened fire at Donetsk People’s Republic at 04:00 targeting several Donetsk districts, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya and their suburbs.  Ukrainian forces used “Grad” multiple rocket launchers, 155mm, 152mm, 122mm and 120mm artillery, mortars and 80mm unguided airborne missiles expending 325 rounds of ammunition. On Monday, Ukrainian forces fired 467 projectiles and mortar rounds at the DPR.

Four people were killed in shelling including a 10-year-old girl in Donetsk’s Voroshilovsky, Petrovsky and Kievsky districts.  A Gorlovka resident who was wounded on Monday has died. Another ten people were wounded in Yasinovataya suburbs, Alexandrovka and Donetsk. The strikes damaged houses, storage rooms, a gas pipe, a transmission line, a Palace of Culture and Technology, a supermarket and a KAMAZ autocentre in Donetsk, and a Pension Fund office, the Voda Donbassa utility company, a shop, a carwash facility and a motor vehicle repair plant in Gorlovka.

Two hundred and eight electrical substations went offline because of the strikes; some 28,000 customers in the DPR capital remain without electricity. Repair works will begin as soon as the situation permits.

The shelling caused a power outage at the Zasyadko colliery in Donetsk; 66 miners remain underground.

DPR militia units and Russian armed forces jointly destroyed two enemy “Uragan” MLRS, three BM-21 “Grad” MLRS, five trucks and more than 60 personnel.

Russian aerospace forces destroyed four Ukrainian “Uragan” and “Grad” multiple rocket launcher platoons in counterbattery fight in the Gorlovka area.

Four thousand volunteers from all over Russia took part in the special operation in Ukraine, Chechen parliament speaker Magomed Daudov said.

Humanitarian situation

More than 80 events including concerts, actions and projects have been carried out in DPR liberated areas since the Russian coalition began the special operation in Donbass.

The State Duma lower house of the Russian parliament amended the law on the legal status of foreign nationals which enables citizens of the DPR, the LPR, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Ukraine to obtain residence permit in Russia without temporary residence permission.

Communications facilities were launched in Chermalyk, Mangush, Azovskoye, Yalta and Bugas.

Energy specialists repaired high voltage transmission lines and electrical substations in Mariupol, Volnovakha, Olginka, Sakhanka and Ilyichevskoye.

Engineers inspected more than 21 hectares of territory and 3,900 square meters of indoor space and rendering harmless 174 explosive hazards.

Other news

The case against the gunmen from the SS Bears neo-Nazi group who were taken prisoner in Mariupol has been referred to court.

More than 40 former Ukrainian police officers have sworn the loyalty oath to the DPR in Mariupol.

The Uralvagonzavod research and production corporation and the Yuzhny Mining and Metallurgical Complex (YuGMK) signed a cooperation agreement.

DAN journalists learned that the sculpture of the soldier’s head by the War Glory Museum in Snezhnoye is a replica of the front section of the monument to the Soviet fighter installed at the Saur Mogila memorial in 1967. This can help restore its original shape.

Specialists from the Moscow region will start rebuilding houses and road infrastructure in the DPR’s Novoazovsky district shortly.

The Moscow government gave a name to the nameless area near the British Embassy. It is now called Lugansk People’s Republic Square.

Russia’s Rostov region authorities plan to set up an association with the DPR and the LPR, regional governor Vasily Golubev said.


The report is based on Donetsk News Agency original stories and information supplied by the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination, the Territorial Defense Headquarters, dedicated ministries and local authorities.*jk