Ukrainian troops bombarded Gorlovka and Novoluganskoe from heavy artillery
DONETSK, August 19 – RIA Novosti. Ukrainian troops bombarded Horlivka and Novoluhanske on Thursday, firing seven 152mm shells and six NATO 155mm shells. reported Representation of the Donetsk People’s Republic at the Armistice Regime Joint Control and Coordination Center (GCC).
The representative office of the DPR in the GCC reported on Thursday that there were 13 shellings of Gorlovka by Ukrainian troops, including 155-millimeter “NATO” caliber projectiles. As a result of the bombing of the city, two people, including a child, were killed and eight injured. Gorlovka Mayor Ivan Prikhodko reported that the cathedral was damaged due to the shelling of Ukrainian troops, the Donbassgaz building and the skin dispensary were also damaged.
Gorlovka is located 50 kilometers north of Donetsk, the city is home to the Stirol chemical concern and coal mining enterprises. Gorlovka is one of the largest settlements in the DPR and has been under the control of the republic since 2014. Before the beginning of the conflict in the Donbass, the population of Gorlovka was more than 250,000. The settlement of Zaitsevo and the settlements of Gagarin and “6/7” mines on its outskirts are most frequently bombarded here.
155 millimeter caliber cannons are used by NATO countries. Also in Ukraine, under such a caliber, a wheeled self-propelled artillery assembly “Bogdan” was developed and produced in a single copy. The United States had previously supplied Kiev with a long-range 155 mm M777 howitzer, Ukrainian troops have already used them to bombard cities, including Donetsk, causing civilian deaths.