Donetsk, Aug 16 — DAN.  Ukrainian gunmen have opened fire at the Donetsk People’s Republic 53 times over the past 24 hours (from 6:00, August 15 to 6:00, August 16), causing new civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure, the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said on Tuesday.

“Over the past 24 hours, nine civilians were reportedly killed in the Kuibyshevsky, Kirovsky (including a 25-year-old Russia Today television journalist who was killed in the explosion of a banned PFM ‘Lepestok’ mine) and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk, Gorlovka and Vladimirovka, ” the JCCC said.

Another six civilians were wounded and 45 houses and infrastructure facilities were damaged in the designated period.

Ukrainian armed formations delivered fire at the Leninsky, Kievsky, Kirovsky, Kuibyshevsky and Petrovsky districts of Donetsk, Makeyevka, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Yelenovka, Golmovsky, Zaitsevo, Zheleznaya Balka, Vasilyevka and Yasnoye. The enemy used tank guns, cannon artillery and mortars expending 361 rounds of ammunition.

In the previous 24-hour period, the JCCC recorded 65 Ukrainian strikes at the DPR in which four civilians were killed another 14 were wounded.*jk