5 Oct 2018 18:34

DPR says Ukrainian attacks kill 5, injure 10 in Donbas in past week

DONETSK/LUHANSK. Oct 5 (Interfax) - Shelling attacks of Ukrainian troops have left five people dead and another ten injured over the past week, a spokesperson for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) human rights commissioner Darya Morozova's office told reporters.

"As a result of the armed aggression on the part of Ukraine, ten people, including eight Republic soldiers and two children, were wounded in the Donetsk People's Republic between September 28 and October 4, 2018," Morozova said.

Five people were killed in the same period. Of those, two were DPR servicemen killed in a shell attack and three were children that trod on an explosive device, she said.

The Ukrainian army breached the Donbas ceasefire 40 times in the past week, Mikhail Filiponenko, the LPR militia's acting head, told reporters.

"In total, more than 1,095 mortar and artillery shells were fired in attacks on the territory of the republic," Filiponenko said.