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Novorossia\Ukraine update 5\5\2015..Ukrainian security officials renewed attacks with the onset of darkness

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 11:11
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Gorlovka self-defense reports:

As of 22:23 the following city districts were under heavy shelling: Komsomolets, Rrtutny, Bessarabka, Kurganka.

At 22:35 it was reported that the AFU were firing with 152 mm and 122 mm caliber heavy guns from Kurdyumovka, Kodema and, presumably, Dzerzhinsk (according to the locals, Ukrainian positions are almost in the center of the settlement).

At 22:50 shell hits were recorded in the area of ​​mines 6/7, the direction of fire – from the mine “Yuzhnaya”. Also there was shooting battle at the same time on the site of Gagarin mine-Yuzhnaya- 6/7.

Video from the witnesses, there could be heard the sounds of Ukrainian guns in Sartana. May 4, 2015

As “Voice of Sevastopol” learned from the militia, shelling of the northern parts of the city began about 22:00. North-western outskirts of Gorlovka were also under fire of Ukrainian guns. At 22:05 hits were recorded in the north-west. Gunfire was also heard in md Stroitel. According to local residents, the security forces fire with tank shells from Mayorsk.

Video from witnesses. Dawn in Peski. May 4, 2015

On May 4 the situation continued to escalate in Novorossia. During the daylight hours there was relative calm in the frontline settlements. However, Ukrainian security officials renewed attacks with the onset of darkness, including the use of heavy weapons. So, in the evening of May 4 Gorlovka and Donetsk suffered intense bombardment, also security forces conducted massive artillery fire with the use of MLRS “Grad” in the direction of Gnutovo, Pavlopol, Kominternovo from Sartana.

MOSCOW, May 4. /TASS/. The Ukrainian military breached the ceasefire regime 70 times over the past twenty-four hours, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Defense Ministry said on Monday.

“Overall, 70 breaches were registered, including 15 instances when the enemy used artillery fire,” the Donetsk News Agency quoted the DPR Defense Ministry as saying.

The pro-Kiev forces shelled the populated areas of Spartak, Novaya Maryevka, Krasnoarmeiskoye, Zhabunki, Dokuchayevsk, Sakhanka and Shirokino, the ministry said.

The Ukrainian military also shelled the Kiyevsky district of Donetsk, the Donetsk airport, the settlement of Oktyabrsky and the Oktyabrskaya coalmine, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the headquarters of Kiev’s military operation in east Ukraine said the Ukrainian troops’ positions had been shelled 45 times from 18 hours to midnight.

The ceasefire between the Ukrainian conflicting sides started from midnight on February 15. The ceasefire regime is stipulated in a package of measures for the implementation of the accords signed in Minsk on February 12.


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