Donbass, January 23rd, 2018
The Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire on the town Dokuchaevsk from the mortar and infantry fighting vehicle. The fire was conducted on civilian infrastructure facilities. Houses were damaged. 5 civilians were wounded. Also, they shelled the areas of the settlements Verkhnetoretskoe, Zaytsevo with the use of mortars, grenade launchers and large-caliber small arms.
During the past day, Kiev forces shelled the positions of the People’s Militia of the LPR near the village Kalinovka. They used mortars. The Ukrainian army released almost 100 different ammunition in the front territories of the DPR, the head of the representative office of the DPR in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire, Ruslan Yakubov said.
The units of the AFU arrived in the Gorlovka area, Eduard Basurin said. NATO instructors in 2016-2017 trained them. He added that the units arrived for rotation and holding reporting events for Western partners. According to the command, the Armed Forces plan to carry out fire missions in the Gorlovka area on the 22-25 of January.
The soldiers of the People’s Militia of the LPR shot down the Ukrainian air drone in the area of the village Kalinovo-Borshchevatoe, with its help, the territory of the Republic was inspected and the artillery fire was adjusted, Andrey Marochko said.
The Donetsk People’s Republic intends to return 84 people from the Ukrainian captivity within the new stage of the exchange of prisoners, the Commissioner for Human Rights, Darya Morozova said. Lists with the names of the detained persons were transferred to Kiev. However, there is no reaction from the Ukrainian side.