“Shelling from the armed formations of Ukraine was recorded in the direction: 16:55 – the settlement of Kurakhovka – the city of Donetsk (Petrovsky district): three shells of 155 mm caliber (cassette) were fired,” the representative office said in a statement.
Petrovsky district is on its western outskirts, it is the most distant part of the city from the center. Since 2014, when the DPR declared independence from Kyiv, this area has regularly come under fire from Ukrainian security forces.
In addition, from 16:00 to 16:30, Ukrainian troops fired a total of nine more NATO shells of 155 mm caliber at Olginka and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
155mm 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, German PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts, Polish Krab self-propelled guns and French CAESAR self-propelled guns using shells of this caliber were supplied to the Ukrainian troops.