More shelling from Russia-backed militants in Donbas
23:00, 7 June 2016

More shelling from Russia-backed militants in Donbas

At least 15 attacks near Donetsk reported

23:00, 7 June 2016

According to the anti-terrorist operation HQ press service, Russian troops opened fire 15 times on Tuesday, June 7.

Shelling was the most active in the suburbs of the occupied Donetsk. In particular, near Butivka coalmine, Avdiivka, Mayorsk and Zaytsevo, militants shelled Ukrainian positions from anti-tank missile launchers, 122 mm artillery systems, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. The fire was engaged from mortar and small arms near Maryinka, Novotroitske and Shyrokyno.

DPR militants have delivered fire in the residential areas near Avdiivka, resulting in serious injure of a civilian, the press service of the National Police in Donetsk reports.

The artillery attack began at 3 p.m. One of the shells exploded in the yard of the civilian's house. The 58-year-old man suffered multiple shrapnel wounds and was submitted to a hospital.

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