April 17 few shells fired by Ukrainian army at the city of Donetsk every day is a norm; however, today more fierce fighting has resumed.
Ukrainian forces and nationalist battalions began shelling towns of Gorlovka, Dokuchaevsk, Novoazovsk and the city of Donetsk.
Donetsk: At 11 pm local time Ukrainian army has been shelling self-defense unit positions in Trudovskikh and Staromikhailvka parts of the city. Shelling was conducted from Mar’inka-Krasnogorovka area. Ukrainian forces used heavy artillery, howitzers and other smaller weapons.
Gorlovka: at 11:50 local time Ukrainians opened fire at the outskirts of Gorlovka, including villages of Zaitsevo and Gol’ma. Locals report hearing firing from tanks, 120 mm cannons and other smaller arms.
Dokuchaevsk: At midnight local time outskirts of Dokuchaevsk were shelled by Ukrainians. Also nearby villages of Yasnoe and Elenovka were hit.
Novoazovsk: at 11:30 pm local time fighting erupted near Kominterovo.