Donetsk, Aug 26 — DAN. Ukrainian armed formations fired 333 rounds on the DPR in the past 24 hours, the Republic’s Mission to the JCCC said.

The enemy used heavy artillery, including of NATO calibres, and mortars to target at least six towns.

Two civilians were killed in Gorlovka, six were injured in Donetsk, Makeyevka, Gorlovka and liberated Novoluganskoye.

Thirty-four houses and 9 infrastructural facilities sustained damage in Donetsk and Gorkovka.

Russia started a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision was made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him asking for help.

The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to protect people who have been continuously shelled and subjected to other forms of genocide by Ukraine for eight years. *ot