A serviceman demonstrates fragments of ammunition after shelling in the Donbass. File photoDONETSK, March 10 Ukrainian troops fired 10 120mm caliber mines at the settlement of Mikhailovka on Thursday morning, the DPR office at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC) said in a statement. Shelling was recorded at 8.00 am and was carried out from the side of the Troitskoye settlement. Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, the civilian population is not in danger. With the support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the DPR and LPR groups are developing an offensive. But the occupation of Ukraine is out of the question, the President of Russia emphasized.