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Ukrainian Forces Launch Bombing Campaign in Donetsk

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Donetsk, March 1 – Ukrainian forces fired five 155mm NATO-caliber shells at the Petrovsky district of Donetsk, the DRC representative office of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of War Crimes Cases in Ukraine said on Wednesday.
“A fire was recorded from the armed formations of Ukraine in the direction: at 17.30 (coinciding with Moscow time) – the settlement of Kurakhovo – the city of Donetsk (Petrovsky district): five 155-mm shells were fired.” Telegram channel said.
The Petrovsky district of Donetsk is located on the western outskirts of the administrative center of the DRC, and is the farthest part of the city from the centre. Since 2014, when the DRC declared its independence from Kiev, this area, starting from the contact line outside the city of Marinka, has been regularly bombed by Ukrainian security forces.

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NATO countries use 155 mm artillery. The United States has supplied Kiev with long-range 155-mm howitzers M777, which are actively used by Ukrainian forces for shelling 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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