March 4, 2022 283 Views

Ukrainian military fired 5 Grad rockets at Donetsk for first time since 2018 — DPR

From Russian News Agency:

DONETSK, February 22. /TASS/. Ukrainian Armed Forces fired five rockets from Grad multiple launch rocket systems at Donetsk, marking the first use of these systems since 2018, DPR mission to the Joint Ceasefire Coordination and Control Center (JCCC) reported Tuesday.

“For the first time since 2018, the enemy used multiple launch rocket systems,” the report says, adding that, at 15:10 Moscow time, the Kievsky District of Donetsk came under fire.

“A total of five BM-21 Grad rockets and 12 122-mm shells were fired,” the mission added.

The DPR People’s Militia said that the information about casualties and damages to civilian infrastructure is being clarified.

“The DPR mission to the JCCC promptly informed the Ukrainian side in the JCCC, who refuses to react to our requests for calm and promptly take measures on cessation of Ukrainian Armed Forces’ fire, about the facts of violations,” the statement says.

Earlier on Tuesday, DPR People’s Militia Deputy head Eduard Basurin stated that People’s Militia intelligence registered relocation of five Grad systems to Mariupol area, where the republic could be targeted from.

The situation at the contact line in Donbass escalated on February 17. Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics reported the heaviest shelling in months, which damaged a number of civilian infrastructure objects. On Friday, DPR head Denis Pushilin and LPR head Leonid Pasechnik announced evacuation of civilians to Russia due to the growing threat of hostilities. On Saturday, the republics commenced total mobilization.

On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the recognition of DPR and LPR sovereignty. The sides signed treaties on friendship, cooperation and mutual aid.




Source: Russian News Agency

Report by Patrick Lancaster US Navy veteran and independent crowd-funded journalist. Over the 8 years of the Ukraine War I made more video reports in anti-Ukraine Government (Donetsk People’s Republic) controlled territory than any other western journalist. All so covered the Armenian Azerbaijan war reaching over 8 million on his youtube channel with his reports there I show what the western media will not show you.

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