Courtyard of a residential building damaged by artillery shelling in the city of Dokuchaevsk, Donetsk region. File photoDONETSK, Apr 30 Ukrainian troops fired ten shots from a BMP-2 at Dokuchaevsk and fired 10 122mm rounds at Yelenovka in the Donetsk People's Republic, according to the DPR office at the Joint Center for Regime Control and Coordination ceasefire (JCCC). “Fire was recorded from the armed formations of Ukraine in the following directions: 18.15 – settlement Novomikhailovka – settlement Dokuchaevsk: 10 shots fired from the BMP-2; 18:30 – settlement Novomikhailovka – n .p. Yelenovka: 10 shells with a caliber of 122 mm were fired,” the message of the representative office in the Telegram channel says. 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 Kyiv 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 and , on March 25, completed the main tasks of the first stage – significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
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