Interfax: DPR Defense Ministry and JCCC record damage in Krasny Oktyabr after shelling

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DONETSK. June 11 (Interfax) – Representatives of the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Joint Control and Coordination Center (JCCC) have arrived in the locality of Krasny Oktyabr, which came under fire recently, an Interfax correspondent has reported.

A large number of craters left by shells have been found in its residential areas.

“Four houses were damaged as a result of shelling. The strikes began at 4:40 a.m. and continued for an hour and 20 minutes. None of the civilians were hurt,” one of the local residents told reporters.

JCCC officers and DPR Defense Ministry representatives, including Eduard Basurin, found pieces of shells intended for Grad multiple-launch rocket systems at the site of shelling in Krasny Oktyabr.

“The strikes originated from Hranytne,” a JCCC spokesman told reporters.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces carried out more than 30 strikes against Krasny Oktyabr, injuring one militiaman, Basurin said.

“More than 30 explosions of ammunition were registered. These were high-explosive ammunition items. None of the civilians were hurt, but one of our soldiers was injured. Ukraine is no longer concealing that it is using weapons banned by the Minsk agreements,” he told reporters.

The JCCC also said that the locality of Telmanove was shelled along with Krasny Oktyabr. One of the shells hit a functioning petrol station, it said.

A spokesman for the DPR Defense Ministry told Interfax earlier that the Ukrainian army’s strikes targeted Donetsk airport, the Oktyabrska mine, the village of Oktyabrsky and the Kyivsky district of Donetsk, as well as the localities of Shyroka Balka, Krasny Partyzan, Spartak, Vesele, Shyrokyne, Horlivka, Holmivsky, and Krasny Oktyabr.