"Today, Russian-occupation troops shelled Dokuchaievsk town which is not under Ukraine’s control from heavy weapons and presumably from 82-mm mortars. According to unconfirmed reports, there are casualties among local civilians due to the shelling. Our servicemen who perform tasks near the Novotroitske village noticed that during the attacks on Ukrainian positions from the 82mm mortars, the militants shelled both the strongholds of Ukraine’s Armed Forces near Novotroitske, and in the direction of Dokuchaievsk, seized by them, "the report said.
The headquarters state that this way, Russia-backed forces yet again create conditions for accusing the Ukrainian military of shelling peaceful frontline settlements.
As it was reported earlier since Sunday afternoon, January 21, none of the Ukrainian soldiers were killed or wounded in combat in the combat area. Russian mercenaries only opened fire in Luhansk region. 120 mm mines hit Luhanske, Donetsk region. The enemy also opened fire from heavy machineguns.
Besides, Ukrainian army and pro-Kremlin armed militants exchanged accusations in the terrorist attack on a civilian bus on Sunday afternoon. One passenger was killed, another one was wounded. The Ukrainian side insisted the militants are responsible for the attack.