Donetsk, Jul 20 - DAN. Ukrainian army units fired 85 artillery and mortar rounds at DPR territory over the past 24 hours; a Republic’s militiaman was killed, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday.

“On Donetsk axis, the enemy targeted 11 settlements and adjacent territories with three 122mm artillery rounds, 12 tank gun grounds, 45 120mm mortar rounds and 25 82mm mortar rounds,” Basurin said. “A militiaman was killed as he was defending the Republic.”

Frontline settlements on Gorlovka axis and in DPR south came under Ukrainian army grenade launcher and small arms fire.

Kiev forces violated the ceasefire 30 times over the past 24 hours. Three residents of Donetsk’s Petrovskiy district were injured and multiple damage to housing was reported.*jk