Donetsk, Aug 8 - DAN. A series of explosions occurred in the Ukraine-controlled Novomikhailovka village southwest of Donetsk, the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia reported on Thursday.

“Our observers at the contact line on the Donetsk axis are now recording explosions in the Ukraine-controlled territory in the Novomikhailovka area,” the report said. “There have been 15 such blasts within an hour since noon.”

According to the People’s Militia information, a unit of the Ukrainian army’s 24th Brigade has a field depot in the designated area.

“Local residents said that two ambulances had driven to the scene; shortly thereafter, one of them, with activated flasher, headed towards Kurakhovo,” a People’s Militia officer said.

The explosions occurred at a distance of more than 3.5 kilometres from the contact line, the People’s Militia report said.*jk*pp