Summary events of Novorossiya, January 16, 2017
The Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic over 1000 times for the last 24 hours. They used heavy artillery, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms. Ukrainian fighters opened fire at the villages Trudovskie, Alexandrovka and Staromikhaylovka in the west of Donetsk, Zaytsevo, Ozeryanovka, Mikhaylovka, Golmovsky, Shirokaya Balka and Zheleznaya Balka, villages Spartak, Zhabichevo, Krutaya Balka near Yasinovataya, southern villages Oktyabr, Kominternovo and Sakhanka. 7 houses were damaged in suburbs of Gorlovka.
Russian representatives of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination initiated an inquiry of the Ukrainian shelling in Gorlovka, where a child was wounded.
30 Ukrainian Multiple Launch Rocket Systems “Grad” and “Uragan” were detected in Donbass. The rocket artillery, 3 self-propelled guns “The Carnation”, 8 fighting helicopters MI-8, 5 tanks and 200 Ukrainian fighters are located near Volnovakha. 6 mortars were registered in Bogdanovka, the Deputy Commander of the operational command of the DPR Eduard Basurin reported today.
30 foreign mercenaries arrived in Schastye, the official representative of the LPR People’s Militia the major Andrey Marochko reported today.
Kiev fighters shelled the positions of the LPR People’s Militia 3 times; it has been reported by the Ministry of Defense. They opened fire at the villages Logvinovo, Sokolniki and the monument to the Prince Igor. They used mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.