Фото: Донецкое агентство новостей

Donetsk, Aug 10 — DAN. Four civilians have been killed and another 12 have been wounded in Kiev artillery attacks on the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours, the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of issues related to Ukraine’s war crimes (JCCC) reported on Thursday.

Ukrainian army units shelled the DPR 93 times using multiple rocket launchers and cannon artillery supplied by the West as well as cluster munitions.  Fire was delivered at Donetsk, Gorlovka, Makeyevka, Yasinovataya and its outskirts, Svetlodarsk, Staromikhailovka and Zaitsevo.

A projectile hit a two-storey house in Donetsk’s Petrovsky district killing a woman and a four-year-old girl. Two survivors were pulled alive from the rubble by rescuers.

Sixteen homes, several cars and two infrastructure facilities were damaged in shelling. The enemy expended more than 350 artillery rounds.

Overnight to Thursday, Kiev forces continued to deliver sporadic strikes at DPR settlements. A man was killed in central Gorlovka. In Donetsk, cluster munitions damaged several houses. Yasinovataya also came under fire.

In a statement on Thursday morning, DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin said that the Ukrainian forces had stepped up attacks on Donbass in a bid to inflict maximum damage on the civilian population.*jk