Donetsk, Aug 3 - DAN. Residents of Alexandrovka and adjacent Kremenets neighbourhood in western Donetsk were left without electricity as Kiev forces shelled the area overnight, Alexandrovka administration head Konstantin Chaliy told Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“The neighbourhood came under fire at around midnight; as a result, all residents of Alexandrovka and neighbouring Kremenets were left without electricity,” Chaliy said.

Repairs are expected to be completed by Thursday afternoon, he added.

DPR Operations Command said the number of strikes by Ukrainian army units had increased to almost 80 over the past 24 hours. Three houses in Dokuchayevsk and DPR south sustained shelling damage.*jk