Donetsk, Jun 24 — DAN. Ukrainian forces fired more than 130 shells on the DPR on Friday, killing two civilians and injuring many more.

Here are the key events so far on Friday, June 24.

Fighting and victims

First explosions of the enemy’s rounds sounded in the DPR at 3:15 a.m.

The enemy used Grad MLRS, artillery and mortars to target Donetsk, Makeyevka, Yasinovataya, Gorlovka, and many more neighbouring townships.

Two women were killed by Ukrainian shelling of Petrovskoye, a woman and a child were injured.

A woman was injured in Donetsk.

The Donbass Post temporarily closed its offices in the Kievskiy district of Donetsk due to shelling. Other offices are working shorter hours, from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.

More than 30 Ukrainian militants of the 25th airborne brigade abandoned their positions in Alexandropol west of Novgorodskoye (called New York in Ukraine). 


Makeyevka residents set up a makeshift memorial next to the school No. 56 as a 6-year-old girl sustained fatal wounds there on June 21, and died to days later. Locals bring flowers, toys, and photos to the site of the tragedy.

DPR is drafting a law on social guarantees for participants of the military action.

DPR Parliament announced it is not going on summer break, but will keep working due to the situation.

The first of the four asphalt mixing plants supplied by Russia has been installed in the DPR, its hourly capacity is 100 tons of asphalt mixture.

Preparations are ongoing to repair the bridge over the Kalmius river in Staromaryevka and an overpass in Kasyanovka as part of the cooperation agreement between the DPR and The Penza Region.

Trade unions of the Republic sent a large batch of humanitarian aid to service members and residents of liberated areas, worth a total of 17 mln roubles.

A collection of stamps in support of the special military operation is now available at the Donbass Post offices. The stamps depict a Su-35 fighter jet, the Admiral Makarov frigate, and a C-300 air defense system. Three collections with the images of Russian soldiers have also been issued.

The Ministry of Emergencies awarded 22 first responders of frontline areas for bravery. *ot