Donetsk, Jun 21 — DAN. Ukrainian armed formations have fired 230 rounds of ammunition at the Donetsk People’s Republic since Tuesday daybreak.

Military situation

The enemy resumed strikes at 06:20 targeting Donetsk’s Kirovsky, Kievsky and Petrovsky districts, Makeyevka’s Chervonogvardeisky district, Gorlovka’s Nikitovsky district, Yasinovataya and the suburban settlements of Yelenovka, Mineralnoye, Bairak, Golmovsky, Dolomitnoye, Mikhailovka and Panteleimonovka.  Ukrainian forces used “Grad” multiple rocket launchers, 155mm, 152mm and 122mm artillery, 120mm mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.

A man was wounded and two single-family houses and a car were damaged in the strike at Donetsk’s Petrovsky district. An apartment house caught fire as Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk’s Kievsky district. A rescuer suffered a shrapnel wound to the shoulder when his fire engine came under attack on the way to the scene of fire. At least three buildings were damaged in the Kievsky district.

In Makeyevka, the shelling left one civilian dead and another two wounded; also, a gas pipe was damaged. In Yasinovataya, two men and a woman were wounded in Ukrainian gunmen’s fire. The shelling left 167 customers without electricity in the Mineralnoye settlement. In Gorlovka, an office of the social security fund, an apartment house and a gas pipe were damaged.

The shelling continued throughout Tuesday. Latest reports said a summer café on the premises of the Donbass Arena stadium had caught fire. Numerous fires were reported in Tarkhanov, Poligraficheskaya and Zhmura Streets after the impacts of explosive ordnance.

Rescuers found the body of a man in a ruined house in Donetsk’s Kuibyshevsky district which came under Ukrainian forces fire on Monday. Earlier reports said the shelling left 18 DPR residents wounded; no fatalities were reported.

The DPR Defense Ministry said that Ukrainian armed formations had lost in counter battery fight in the occupied areas of the DPR four platoons of “Uragan” MLRS and 152mm howitzers and a batch of M-777 howitzers supplied by NATO. Russian air defense units intercepted several missiles, jet-propelled projectiles and unmanned aerial vehicles over the Donetsk People’s Republic.

Other news

DPR Head Denis Pushilin decorated Donetsk Republican Maternity and Childhood Centre Neonatology Department deputy director Dmitry Bessonov with the medal “For Courage.” Despite the massive strike at the area, the man stayed at his workplace to look after the newborns who had to remain on life support and could not be evacuated to a shelter together with medical staff and patients. Nurse Tatyana Bondarenko and duty doctor Natalia Mayukhina stayed with him.

The State Duma streamlined the registration with tax authorities in Russia for the self-employed from the Donbass Republics. They can complete registration on the Public Services Portal of the Russian Federation. Also, Russian lawmakers introduced 90-day deferment of payment for obligatory car insurance for residents of the Donbass Republics and Ukraine who drive into Russia.

The bakery in the settlement of Sartana in southern DPR which was suspended because of the fighting has resumed operation. It can produce up to 3,000 loaves of bread and pastries per day. Two-thirds of products are daily sent to Mariupol as humanitarian assistance. Pershtravnevy district farms will start grain crops harvesting in the near future.


The report is based on information supplied by the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination, DPR government bodies and local authorities.*jk