Donetsk, May 19 – DAN. A DPR soldier has been killed as the result of Kiev's shelling, said DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin.

"A DPR soldier has been killed as he was defending peaceful civilians from Ukrainian fascism," he said.

Earlier reports said that the Ukrainian army has violated the ceasefire 24 times in the past 24 hours, firing 700 rounds at the DPR territory.

Yesterday evening, a civilian woman was killed in Komsomolskiy in Gorlovka, as Kiev shelled the township.*ot*pp