Donetsk, May 12 - DAN. Ukrainian armed formations have fired more than 230 rounds of ammunition at the Donetsk People’s Republic within a day causing civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure.

Military situation

The enemy opened fire at DPR areas at 6:52. Yasinovataya was the first to come under fire. Next, strikes were delivered at Donetsk’s Petrovsky, Kirovsky and Kuibyshevsky districts; Yasinovataya came under fire again together with its neighboring settlement of Verkhnetoretskoye; Ukrainian forces also targeted Shakhta Gagarina, Shakhta Izotova, Ozeryanovka, Panteleimonovka, Shirokaya Balka, Zaitsevo Yuzhnoye, Golmovsky and Mikhailovka in Gorlovka and its suburbs.

The enemy used heavy weapons, multiple rocket launchers, heavy artillery, mortars and grenade launchers. In Verkhnetoretskoye, one civilian was killed and another was wounded. Four people were hurt in Gorlovka and Yasinovataya. Some 30 houses, a garage cooperative, a television tower, a gas pipe and power supply facilities were damaged.

Humanitarian situation

Forty electrical substations remain offline with 3,091 customers without electricity in the DPR areas where repairs are not possible due to ongoing fighting. 

Electricity supply has been restored to Kremenets in southern Donetsk; the power outage in the settlement was caused by a Ukrainian army strike several weeks ago.

Authorities launched water supply to Mariupol in the test mode. Cooking with this water can only be safe five days later. 

Two hundred and fourteen people were evacuated from the port city to the Bezymennoye village including 19 children.

A Post Office was opened In the Khlebodarovka village. It will service customers on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has approved a list of universities which will provide permanent support to six universities in the DPR and three in the LPR. 

New cell phone plans between the DPR and Russia can be launched in the near future. Several such plans are under consideration.


The report is based on data supplied by the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination, the Territorial Defense Headquarters, DPR agencies and authorities as well as on Donetsk News Agency original stories.*jk