Donetsk, Jun 14 — DAN. Ukrainian armed formations have fired 40 “Grad” multiple rocket launcher rounds at Donetsk People’s Republic areas in slightly more than half an hour, the DPR Territorial Defense Headquarters reported on Tuesday.

“Ukrainian armed formations in Avdeyevka delivered a missile strike at Donetsk, Makeyevka and Yasinovataya, ” the HQ said. “Gunmen fired 40 BM-21 ‘Grad’ missiles at neighborhoods.”

The strike was delivered in the period from 10:05 to 10:41, the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said. Ukrainian gunmen are currently shelling Gorlovka, Ozeryanovka and Zaitsevo with 152mm and 122mm artillery and 120mm mortars.

The Territorial Defense Headquarters urged the residents to take care of themselves and their families. “ ‘Do not leave your homes unless necessary and stay in the shelter during the shelling, ’ the HQ said.

Reports on Tuesday morning said that Ukrainian armed formations had fired some 80 heavy artillery projectiles including missiles at DPR settlements in four hours.*jk