Representation of the DPR: the Armed Forces of Ukraine bombarded the Donetsk and Gorlovka regions by firing 12 shells
DONETSK, November 19 – RIA Novosti. It is reported that Ukrainian soldiers bombarded some areas in Donetsk and Gorlovka, firing a total of 12 “NATO” caliber 155 millimeter rounds. representation DPR at the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of War Crimes Issues in Ukraine (JCCC).
“Fire was recorded by the VFU (armed formations of Ukraine – ed.) in the direction: 18.20 – Netaylovo settlement – Donetsk city (Kyiv region): three shells of 155 millimeter caliber were fired; 19.33 – Netaylovo settlement – Donetsk city (Kuibyshevsky district) ): three shells of 155 mm caliber were fired; 19.45 – Druzhba settlement – Gorlovka settlement (Tsentralno-gorodskoy region): six shells of 155 mm caliber were fired to lay off.
The Kyiv district of Donetsk is located in the northern part of the city. Here is Miner Square, Kyiv Prospekt, railway station, Donbass Arena football stadium. Artem Street, the main artery of the city, also ends here. Since 2014, when the DNR declared its independence from Kiev after a coup there, the area has been regularly bombed by Ukrainian security forces. The airport, which was destroyed as a result of months of fighting between the besieged Ukrainian army and the Donetsk militia, which raided their positions, is considered to be the northern outskirts of the region.
Gorlovka is located 50 kilometers north of Donetsk, the city is home to the Stirol chemical concern and coal mining enterprises. This is one of the largest settlements in the DPR, before the beginning of the conflict in the Donbass, the population of Gorlovka was more than 250 thousand people.
Artillery with a caliber of 155 millimeters is used by NATO countries. The United States has supplied Kiev with a long-range M777 howitzer with a caliber of 155 millimeters, Ukrainian troops are actively using them to bombard the cities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. In addition, the Kyiv troops were given German PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts, Polish Krab self-propelled guns and French CAESAR self-propelled guns, which used shells of this caliber.