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DONETSK, September 19 Ukrainian troops at 16.55 fired three more NATO cluster shells of 155 mm caliber into the Kuibyshev and Kiev regions of Donetsk, they reported at the DPR representative office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine (JCCC).
“Shelling was recorded from the Ukrainian Armed Forces (Ukrainian Armed Forces – ed.) in the direction: 16:55 – the settlement of Yasnobrodovka – the city of Donetsk (Kuibyshevsky and Kievsky districts): three shells of 155 millimeters caliber (cassette) were fired,” the report says. published in the telegram channel of the representative office.
In addition, from 16.15 to 16.40, Ukrainian troops fired a total of 11 more NATO shells of 155 mm caliber into the Kyiv, Kirov and Kuibyshev regions of Donetsk.
Kuibyshevsky district is located in the west of Donetsk, and Kyiv district is in the northern part of the city. Since 2014, when the DPR declared independence from Kyiv after a coup d'etat there, the area has regularly come under fire from Ukrainian security forces. The northern outskirts of the region is considered to be an airport, completely destroyed as a result of months of fighting between the Ukrainian military besieged there and the Donetsk militias that stormed their positions.
155 mm artillery is used by NATO countries. The United States supplied Ukraine with long-range howitzers M777 of 155 mm caliber, Ukrainian troops are actively using them to shell the cities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. Also, the Ukrainian troops were supplied with German PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts, Polish Krab self-propelled guns and French CAESAR self-propelled guns using shells of this caliber.
September 16, 08:00