Donetsk: Ukrainian troops have fired 15 rockets from a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) at the Kirovskyi District in the city of Donetsk, the Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of issues related to Ukraine’s war crimes (JCCC) said.
“Shelling was recorded from the side of the armed formations of Ukraine in the following direction: 00:23 [21:23 GMT on Saturday] Krasnogorovka – city of Donetsk (Kirovskyi district): 15 rockets were fired from MLRS” the DPR mission said in a statement on Telegram.
In a later update, the DPR mission said that Ukrainian troops shelled the Kirovskyi district for the second time overnight, firing three 155mm NATO-caliber shells.
At 00:45 local time on Sunday, another shelling was recorded, with the DPR mission to the JCCC saying that Ukrainian troops fired ten rockets from a MLRS at the Kirovskyi district of Donetsk.
Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, after the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics appealed for help in defending themselves against Ukrainian provocations. In response to Russia’s operation, Western countries have rolled out a comprehensive sanctions campaign against Moscow and have been supplying weapons to Ukraine.
On September 30, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics, as well as Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, signed agreements on the accession of these territories to Russia, following referendums that showed that an overwhelming majority of the local population supported becoming part of Russia.