Shellings intensify along the frontline
Up to three thousand blasts per day - that is how the Eastern front of Ukraine sounds right now. These numbers are a rough estimate count of the OSCE Monitoring mission. Dwellers of the frontline villages say the shellings now are the heaviest for over a year.
Ukrainian soldiers agree: shelling was not so loud and heavy since the beginning of 2015. Even villages that had several quiet months now are under fire. Militants use artillery, grenade launchers, mortars and armored vehicles along the length of the front line. Mariupol outskirts remain the hottest point.