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Ukraine Armed Forces Launches NATO-caliber Bombing in Donetsk Districts


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Donetsk, March 3 – Ukrainian forces fired five 155mm shells at two districts in Donetsk, JCCC’s DRC representative office reported on its Telegram channel.
“After 00.00, shelling was recorded by the armed formations of Ukraine in the direction: 00.50 – the settlement of Orlovka – the city of Donetsk (Kiev and Kuibyshevsky regions): five 155-mm shells were fired,” the statement said. .
The Kiev region of Donetsk is located in the northern part of the city. Here is Shakhterskaya Square, Kyiv Prospekt, the railway station, the football stadium Donbass Arena. Artem Street, the main artery of the city, also ends here. Since 2014, when the DNR declared independence from Kiev following a military coup there, the area has been regularly bombed by Ukrainian security forces. The airport, which was destroyed as a result of the fighting that has been going on for months between the Ukrainian army besieged there and the Donetsk militias that stormed their positions, is considered the northern outskirts of the region.

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155 mm artillery is in service with NATO countries. The United States, Canada and Australia have delivered dozens of M777 long-range howitzers to Ukraine, which are used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to bomb cities and towns in the DRC, including Donetsk. Also, the Kiev troops received German PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts, Polish Krab self-propelled guns and French CAESAR self-propelled guns with shells of this caliber.

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