Ukrainian troops shelled Donetsk and Gorlovka

Truck emergency rescue DNI near the house. Archive photo

Ukrainian forces shelled Donetsk, Gorlovka and Mikhailovka, releasing a total of 30 rounds, including the NATO caliber 155 mm, according to the representation of the Donetsk people’s Republic in the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC).

“Recorded attacks by the armed forces of Ukraine in the following areas: 07:54 (same as GMT) – the village of Orlovka city of Donetsk (Kiev, Kuibyshev R-n): this was the 5 shells in caliber of 155 mm; 08:15 – the village in the Novgorod – city Mikhaylovka: released 6 shells of 152 mm caliber”, – is spoken in the Telegram-channel representation.

It is noted that the Ukrainian troops on Friday twice at 6.30 8.20 and shelled Gorlovka, releasing 5 and 14 shells caliber 122 and 152 mm.

Horlivka is located 50 kilometers North of Donetsk, the city has chemical concern Stirol and coal mines. Gorlovka is one of the largest settlements of the DPR, under the control of the Republic is from 2014. Before the start of the conflict in the Donbass population of Gorlovka has more than 250 thousand people. The most common attacks are exposed situated on the outskirts of the village of zaytsevo and towns mines Gagarin and “6/7”.

Artillery caliber 155 mm used by NATO countries. Ukraine under this caliber was designed and made in a single copy wheeled self-propelled artillery installation “Bogdan”. Previously, the U.S. has supplied the Kiev artillery howitzer M-777 caliber 155 mm, Ukrainian troops have used them to bombard cities, including Donetsk, with the result that civilians were killed.