Donetsk, Jan 31 – DAN. Zasyadko coalmine is cut off from electricity as a result of Ukrainian forces shelling, with about 200 miners trapped underground, DPR Operations Command said on Tuesday.

“The enemy continues to shell Donetsk. An artillery round impact in Zasyadko mine area damaged the electrical substation, some 200 mines are trapped underground,” a DPR Command representative said.

The situation along the contact line in the Donetsk People’s Republic has deteriorated dramatically in the past few days. Kiev intensified shelling of DPR territory causing increased damage and civilian casualties, DPR Operations Command said.

An earlier report said at least six houses in Donetsk and Gorlovka and a gas pipe in Yasinovataya were damaged by Kiev forces shelling. *jk