Donetsk, Jul 17 – DAN. A DPR serviceman died as Kiev forces shelled the Republic, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said today.

"One DPR serviceman was killed on duty, as he was defensing the Republic," he said.

DPR Operations Command said Kiev forces violated the ceasefire 30 times over the last 24 hours, leaving eight households and a school damaged in Western Donetsk.*ot