On October 24, in response to reports about an imminent full-scale offensive of UAF, DPR army conducted military exercises in the urban setting of Donetsk with heavy equipment. After the urban maneuvers heavy equipment was moved in the direction of the airport.
The situation in the city remains tense, UAF is still shelling various neighborhoods of the city. Today two multi-storey houses and a shop were destroyed. One civilian was killed and four were wounded with varying degrees of severity. In addition, Donetsk Chemical Plant came under mortar fire. Administrative building was destroyed. Western bus station was also shelled.