The shelling of Ukrainian forces continued towards Donetsk and Lugansk last night.


The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced tonight that they were subjected to repeated breaches and shelling by the Ukrainian armed forces.

“The Ukrainian army bombed the settlements in Donetsk for two hours. These are Donetsk’s The village of Staromykailovka Dokuchevskin in the west, the villages of Novolaspa and Leninskoye in the south of the republic and Donetsk’in The village of Spartak to the north. In the statement made by the Donetsk authorities, the Ukrainian army used 120 mm mortars and grenade launchers.

“Since midnight on February 20, Ukrainian forces have invaded 20 times bombarded the territory of the republic, including its outskirts, and 230 shells were fired at Donetsk, including 120 and 122 mm shells, the use of which is prohibited under the Minsk agreements. “Description added.

In the Republic of Lugansk, authorities announced a total of 49 ceasefire violations by Kiev forces on Saturday, including heavy artillery.

In the statement, “On February 19, 2022 son In one day, the Ukrainian armed formations violated the ceasefire regime 49 times, including the use of heavy weapons.” In the bombing operations, 120 mm mines and shells prohibited under the Minsk agreements were also used.

On Thursday, the situation in Donbass escalated, and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced that Ukrainian forces had launched dozens of attacks.

Officials of the two republics also announced the evacuation of citizens, including women, children and the elderly, to the Russian Rostov region, against the background of increased artillery fire and tensions in southeastern Ukraine (Donbass).

Source: RIA Novosti

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