Donetsk, Jan 26 – DAN. Five DPR residents have been killed, nine injured as the result of Kiev's shelling this week, said the DPR Operation Command.

"Kiev forces shelled the DPR killing one and injuring six civilians in a week. Four soldiers died, three were wounded defending the Republic," he said.

Last week, Ukrainian military opened intensive fire on Donetsk axis. On January 21 a bus came under small arms fire outside Elenovka checkpoint, one passenger was killed, one injured. Next evening, Ukrainian forces shelled Dokuchayevsk, injuring five civilians. On the both occasions, fire was opened from the positions of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces. Casualties among DPR soldiers were also reported. *ot