Donetsk, Mar 18 - DAN. Ukrainian forces brought down mortar fire on the Shakhta Gagarina settlement in the western outskirts of Gorlovka, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported on Thursday.

Fire was delivered from the Leninskoye settlement area at 13:55; the enemy expended twenty 82mm mortar rounds, the JCCC said.

Earlier reports said that Kiev army units fired five times at the DPR territory on the Donetsk, Gorlovka and Mariupol axes over the past 24 hours killing a DPR militiaman.*jk