Donbass news brief, 7 December 2016
The Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic almost 2500 times for the last 24 hours. They launched 114 artillery shells, 8 tank shells and 617 mines; they also used grenade launchers, infantry fighting vehicles and small arms. The villages Alexandrovka, Trudovskie, Staromikhaylovka in the west of Donetsk, Vasilyevka, Spartak, Verkhnetoretskoe, Zhabichevo, Yasnoe near Dokuchaevsk, Sakhanka, Leninskoe, Kominternovo, Oktyabr in the south of the DPR were subjected to fire. 1 soldier of the DPR was wounded near the village Vodyanoe. 4 houses were damaged. A gas pipeline was damaged in Dokuchaevsk. The electricity supply was disrupted in the village Elenovka to the south-west of Donetsk. The Donetsk filtering Station was deenergised.
The Ukrainian fighters attempted to break through the southern defense line in the village Vodyanoe. 2 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 7 wounded, the Deputy Commander of the operational command of the DPR Eduard Basurin reported today.
The Ukrainian mortar battery shells the positions of the LPR People’s Militia every day. Mortar emplacements were detected in the village Troitskoe. A self-propelled gun “The Carnation” was registered to the south from Troitskoe. Mortar emplacements are located in Novoalexandrovka and Novozvanovka, 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 4 times; it has been reported by the Ministry of Defense. They opened fire at the villages Kalinovo, Nizhnee Lozovoe and the monument to the Prince Igor. They used mortars, grenade launchers and small arms.