Ukrainian soldiers firing anti-aircraft guns. Archive photo
Ukrainian troops for half an hour shelled Gorlovka, the Donetsk and Yasinovataya, firing 15 rounds with a caliber of 155 and 152 mm, said the representative office of the Donetsk people’s Republic in STSKK.
“Shelling by the armed forces of Ukraine in the direction of: 15.40 – n Kurdyumovka – Gorlovka (Kalininsky district): fired four shells in caliber of 155 mm… 16.05 – settlement Orlovka – n Makiivka (chervonohvardiis’ke district): released six shells in caliber of 155 mm… 16.15 – settlement Orlovka – n. Yasinovataya: released five shells of 152 mm caliber”, – said the representative office in your Telegram channel.
Horlivka is located 40 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”.
Makiyivka – satellite city of Donetsk, from the North-East, adjacent to the capital of the DNI.
Yasynuvata is located approximately 25 kilometers North of Donetsk, it is the largest in the former Soviet Union train station. To the West of the city, which since 2014 is controlled by the DPR, in the direction of Avdeevka almost eight years is the line of contact with the combat positions of Ukrainian troops.
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.