Ukrainian Army Beats Record for Number of Artillery Strikes against Targets in Donbass Region in 2016

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On December 7, a record number of shelling from positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was recorded.

Ukrainian Army Beats Record for Number of Artillery Strikes against Targets in Donbass Region in 2016

Ukrainian army soldiers in Donetsk region (Photo: Getty Images / AFP / Manu Brabo)

On the night of December 8, Ukrainian troops shelled Kuibyshev neighborhood of Donetsk city, using 122mm artillery-type weapons. As a result, 13 houses were damaged. Emergency operations services recorded numerous damages of gas distribution pipelines and interruptions in the supply of electricity.

According to the operational command of the Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) forces, two civilians were wounded during the shelling. On the morning, personnel of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) inspected shell craters and fragments of the exploded missiles.

On December 7, a record number of shelling from positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was recorded. According to the DPR military department, the intensity of shelling attacks grew twice in that day. The Ukrainian side opened fire on the territory of the republic 2,453 times. Only artillery fired not less than 114 shots with 152mm and 122mm projectiles. More than 600 mortar’s rounds were fired, and more than 1,000 shots were made from grenade guns.

Active clashes took place at all key sectors of the front: in the villages of Aleksandrovka, Trudovskoy, Staromykhailivka, Vasilevka, Spartak and Zhabichevo, as well as on the outskirts of Donetsk. Yasnoye village near Dokuchaevsk, the villages of Leninskoye, Kominternovo and Oktyabr in Novoazovskiy district of the republic also came under fire of the Ukrainian Army.

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