Donetsk, Feb 21 – DAN. Ukrainian armed forces shelled the Republic 342 times since the escalation of security situation (February 17), the DPR Mission to the JCCC said.

"Over the seven days of the escalation, 342 violations of ceasefire by the Ukrainian armed formations have been recorded; Gorlovka direction - 80, Donetsk direction - 115, Mariupol direction - 147; the total of 4,473 projectiles hit the DPR territory," the report reads.

In the past 24 hours, Ukraine fired 869 shells at the DPR.*ot