Escalation in Donbas: Russian tanks hit Ukrainian village near Donetsk (photos)

12:33 Aug. 31, 2016

Russian tanks hit Ukrainian village near Donetsk (photos)

Outcome of shelling of Krasnohorivka, Aug. 30 (JCCC Photo)

Kremlin-backed forces intensify the use of heavy arms banned by Minsk to attack Ukrainian positions and settlements 

Russian proxies attack government-controlled village of Krasnohorivka near Donetsk with tanks and artillery, Ukrainian side of Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination (JCCC) reports.

The raid took place during a night from Sunday to Monday, but the photos from the scene were published on last day.

JCCC press officer Vadym Bakai specified: Russian-backed forces attacked Ukrainian village of Krasnohorivka with 122 mm artillery and tanks. For unknown reason tanks fired 125-mm armor-piercing cumulative shells, but used them against residence area. As a result of these attacks serious damage was made to private houses and farmland of local agrarian company.

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Shells were fired came from outskirts of militants-held city of Donetsk and nearby village of Staromykhaylivka. All material fixing violations of the ceasefire and the usage of banned arms, was passed to SMM representatives of the OSCE in Ukraine.

As UT reported, during previous days Russian proxies hit Krasnohorivka with MLRS rockets. JCCC also published the photos of the outcome of this attack.

General situation in Donbas during previous day was very tense. Ukrainian army reports of 75 attacks and fire raids by Russian-controlled forces on all directions. 24 cases of violations of Minsk agreements were recorded in Donetsk region, 25 – near Mariupol, and 26 – in Luhansk region. Ukrainian positions and settlements suffered hits of 122 mm and 152 mm artillery, heavy mortars, machine gun and sniper fire.

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