Ukrainian forces have shelled the settlements of the Lugansk People's Republic eight times over the past 24 hours, firing 64 large-calibre projectiles, the LPR representative office at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC) said on Saturday.
As a result of the shelling, a total of six residential buildings, a hospital, and a kindergarten were damaged.
On 24 February, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine after the newly-recognised republics of Donetsk and Lugansk appealed for help in defending themselves against Ukrainian troops. In response, the West and its allies rolled out a comprehensive sanctions campaign against Moscow, which includes airspace closures and restrictive measures targeting numerous Russian officials and entities, media and financial institutions.
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