Donetsk, Aug 7 - DAN. Ukrainian forces shelled the Sakhanka village in the south of the Donetsk People’s Republic with mortars, head of the DPR Mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Ruslan Yakubov said on Tuesday.

“Today, at 19:00, Ukrainian army units opened fire at Sakhanka with mortars,” Yakubov said.

“Sixteen 120mm mortar rounds were fired at the village area from the Kiev-controlled Lebedinskoye settlement, he added.

Tensions have mounted in southern Donbass in the past few days. On August 6, a civilian was wounded as Kiev forces shelled the village of Naberezhnoye, and reports on Tuesday afternoon said that three DPR servicemen had been killed in Ukrainian missile attack on an ambulance truck.*jk