Donetsk, Aug 9 — DAN. Ukrainian gunmen have shelled the Donetsk People’s Republic 81 times over the past 24 hours expending 420 rounds of ammunition, the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported on Tuesday.

The enemy used “Uragan” and “Grad” multiple rocket launchers, 155mm, 152mm and 122mm artillery and 120mm mortars on the Donetsk axis, 155mm, 152mm and 122mm artillery on the Yasinovtaya axis, and “HIMARS”, “Uragan” and “Grad” MLRS, 155mm and 122mm artillery and 120mm mortars on the Gorlovka axis, the JCCC said.

Overall 10 DPR settlements came under fire: Donetsk,  Svetlodarsk, Zaitsevo, Golmovsky, Gorlovka, Shirokaya Balka, Novobakhmutovka, Yasinovataya, Makeyevka and Volnovakha.

Earlier reports said that the civilian casualties caused by Ukrainian armed formations’ artillery attacks at the DPR on August 8 amounted to 21 (four killed and 17 wounded). The figure includes four civilians wounded in DPR liberated areas.

Forty-five houses were damaged in the Petrovsky, Kirovsky, Kuibyshevsky, Kievsky and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk, Makeyevka’s Chervonogvardeisky district, Gorlovka, Golmovsky, and Zaitsevo. Ukrainian strikes also damaged three civil infrastructure facilities.

In the previous 24-hour period, the JCCC recorded 62 strikes by Ukrainian armed formations at the DPR.*jk