Donetsk, Feb 21 - DAN. A Donetsk People’s Republic militiaman was killed in shelling by Ukrainian forces over the past 24 hours, DPR People’s Militia spokesman Daniil Bezsonov said on Thursday.

“Regrettably, as a result of perfidious shelling by Ukrainian armed gangs, a Republic's defender died in the line of duty,” Bezsonov said.

Earlier reports on Thursday said that over the past 24 hours Ukrainian army units fired 260 rounds of ammunition at DPR areas damaging three houses.*jk*pp