Donetsk, December 22 – At 9:49 p.m., Ukrainian forces fired six 155mm NATO rounds at Gorlovka, reported the representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic at the Joint Center for Monitoring and Coordination of Cases Related to War Crimes in Ukraine (JCCC).
“A fire was recorded by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Armed Forces of Ukraine – Ed.) In the direction: 21.49 – the settlement of Dzerzhinsk – the settlement of Gorlovka (Nikitovsky district): six 155-mm shells were fired,” the message of the representative office in the Telegram channel says.
Gorlovka, 50 kilometers north of Donetsk, is home to the Styroll chemical and coal mining enterprises. Gorlovka is one of the largest settlements in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and it has been under the control of the Republic since 2014. Before the start of the conflict in Donbass, the population of Gorlovka was over 250,000 people. Zaitsevo settlements, Gagarin settlements and 6/7 mines located on the outskirts are bombed most frequently here.
NATO countries use 155 mm artillery. The United States has supplied Kyiv with long-range 155 mm M777 howitzers, and Ukrainian forces are actively using them to bomb the cities of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. Also, the Ukrainian troops were supplied with German self-propelled guns PzH 2000, Polish Krab self-propelled guns and French CAESAR self-propelled guns with shells of this caliber.
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