Donetsk, May 20 – DAN. Ukrainian armed formations fired more than 150 rounds on the DPR on Friday, injuring civilians and causing damage to housing.
Here are the key events so far on Friday, May 20.
Two Tochka-U missiles were intercepted mid air over Debaltsevo. The debris fell next to the biggest railway station in Donbass. A dozen of houses were damaged, no casualties reported.
The shelling resumed in the early hours of Friday. Strikes were delivered at Donetsk, Yasinovataya, Yelenovka, Gorlovka and its suburbs.
One civilian was killed, five injured, including a teenager. Massive damage to the housing was reported, a children's hospital, gas pipes and power lines were affected.
Five more civilians were killed in recently liberated Vladimirovka close to Volnovakha. One woman sustained injuries.
Ukrainian militants holed up at the Azovstal steel works in Mariupol continued to surrender. According to latest reports, nearly 2,000 laid arms.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin awarded the commander of the Sparta battalion, Hero of the DPR Arsen Pavlov (Motorola), who died in 2016, the Order of Courage posthumously.
The International Settlement bank based in South Ossetia is now allowing to withdraw cash from cards issued in Russia at cash machines in Donbass, except for Visa and Mastercard cards.
Sergey Prokopenko has been elected new Deputy Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, replacing Olga Makeyeva who has been appointed Ambassador to the Russian Federation
The State Committee for Environmental Policy and Natural Resources under the Head of the DPR denied the allegations of fugitive Ukrainian officials on a threat of an environmental disaster due to the destruction of the Azovstal.
The first state pharmacy opened in Mariupol at the polyclinic of the primary health care centre.
The Donbass Post has opened a post office in the village of Svobodnoye, located near Mariupol. *ot