Tension continues to increase in Donetsk, reports "NTV". According to eyewitnesses, the National Guard of Ukraine resumed a massive shelling of the city. Helicopters circling above the houses, firing on residential areas, there are dead and wounded. Violent battles take place in neighboring villages.
In one of the suburbs of Donetsk - the village of Karlovka - Ukrainian security forces are trying to seize a major road junction, but the militia manages to contain the onslaught. Karlovka is fired from Grad multiple rocket launchers. A large number of residential buildings suffered, there are civilian casualties.
Ukrainian military take the city in a tight ring. In some areas between the border of the capital of Donbass and the front line there are no more than 20 kilometers left. According to the militia, mines are torn in a few meters from their positions.
Despite promises not to apply Aviation and artillery in the operation to seize Donetsk, the Ukrainian military nevertheless began shelling some urban areas. The Grad system was used in the village of Maryinka. There is information about dozens of dead. It was also reported that aviation struck at Petrovka and Krasnogorovka.
Ukrainian security forces squeeze the ring around Donetsk
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