DONETSK, October 2 – Novosti. Ukrainian troops shelled the villages of Mineralnoye and Luganskoye in the DPR with 155-millimeter NATO shells, they also hit the capital of the republic, the DPR representative office at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine (JCCC) reports .
“Fire was recorded from the armed formations of Ukraine in the following directions: 17.15 – the settlement of Krasnogorovka – the city of Donetsk ( Petrovsky district ): eight shells with a caliber of 152 millimeters were fired; 17.24 – the settlement of Orlovka – the settlement of Mineralny: four shells with a caliber of 155 millimeters were fired; 17.30 – settlement Novomikhailovka – settlement Luhanske: three shells with a caliber of 155 millimeters were fired,” the representative office said in a message on the Telegram channel.
Artillery with a caliber of 155 millimeters is used by NATO countries . The United States supplied Kiev with long-range M-777 howitzers with a caliber of 155 millimeters, Ukrainian troops are actively using them to shell the cities of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics . Also, the Kyiv 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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke in the Kremlin on Friday following the results of referendums in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions , after which he signed agreements on their admission to Russia.