Ukrainian troops shelled three settlements in five minutes

The consequences of the shelling in Gorlovka by Ukrainian troops. Archive photo

Ukrainian troops in five minutes fired three settlements, firing 20 rockets of the BM-21 “Grad” and 12 shells in caliber of 155 mm, announced the representation of the Donetsk people’s Republic in the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC).

“Recorded attacks by the UIC (armed forces of Ukraine – ed.) in the following areas: 20.45 – n Dyliivka – Gorlovka (Kalininsky district): launched 20 rockets from REOs BM-21 “Grad”; 20.45 – n Novgorod – settlement Panteleymonovka: issued 5 shells of 152 mm caliber; 20.50 – n Keramik – n Vasilyevka: released 12 rounds with a caliber of 155 mm”, – is spoken in the statement published in the Telegram-channel representation.

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”.

Panteleymonovka is 38 kilometers from Donetsk, about halfway from the capital of the DNI to Gorlovka.

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.