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Donetsk republic militia report 153 episodes of shelling by Kiev forces over past day
As many as 153 episodes of shelling of the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) by Ukrainian troops have been reported in the past day, a spokesman for the DPR defense ministry said on Friday.
"Ukrainian troops opened fire at the republic's territory 153 times. As a result, they committed 23 violations of the ceasefire regime. Ukrainian troops used tanks, mortars of 82mm and 120mm caliber, armored personnel carriers, anti-aircraft systems, anti-tank guns and firearms," the Donetsk News Agency quoted him as saying.
According to the DPR defense ministry, the settlements of Trudovskiye in Donetsk's western suburb, Zhabichevo, Lozovsky and Spartak, as well as the area of the Volvo Center in the vicinity of the former Donetsk airport, the airport and the village of Naberezhnoye came under fire.
Earlier, the DPR defense ministry reported 148 episodes of shelling along the engagement line in Donbass by Ukrainian troops on Thursday.
[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 29Jan16]
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