Donetsk, Feb 7 – DAN. Two DPR militiamen were killed and one was wounded by Ukrainian forces shelling over the past 24 hours, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday.

“DPR army losses amounted to two dead and one wounded,” Basurin said.

The situation on the contact line in Donbass has deteriorated dramatically. On 27 January 2017, Ukrainian heavy artillery delivered massive strikes at DPR towns. In subsequent days, Kiev forces continued to intensify shelling, using Uragan and Grad multiple launch rocket systems, heavy mortars, tanks, self-propelled howitzers, infantry fighting vehicle cannons and other weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements.

The escalation resulted in numerous civilian casualties. Hundreds of houses and infrastructure facilities were damaged. *jk