The Ukrainian military said, that air defense was activated in the capital, Kiev, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The administration urged residents to stay in shelters due to the threat of attacks.
On Wednesday morning, Ukrainian forces fired 15 shells within 15 minutes at Donetsk and Gorlivka.
According to a statement from the Representation of the Donetsk People’s Republic at the Joint Center for Monitoring and Coordination of Cases Related to Ukrainian War Crimes: A shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine was recorded in the following direction: at 22:55 Moscow time – the village of Netilovo – the city of Donetsk: it was firing 3 155 mm rounds.
At 23:00 – the village of Shcherbinivka – the village of Horlovka: 5 155 mm shells were fired, and at 23:10 – the village of Derzhinsk – the village of Horlovka (Nikitovsky district): seven 155-mm rounds were fired.
It is noteworthy that the 155 mm artillery used by NATO countries.
The United States provided 155-mm M777 artillery to Kiev, and Ukrainian forces are actively using these artilleries in bombing the cities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.
German artillery units PzH 2000, Polish mortars Krab and French mortars CAESAR also supplied to the Ukrainian forces, which also use shells of this caliber.
Ukrainian forces continue to bomb residential neighborhoods and infrastructure in the regions and cities of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, Zaporizhia and Kherson provinces.
Russian forces continue their special military operation, completing the liberation of the four regions that joined the Russian Federation last year (the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, and the Zaporizhia and Kherson provinces).
Since the launch of the operation, on February 24, 2022, Moscow has set its goals to protect the population of the Donbass region, eliminate threats to Russia’s security, force Ukraine to military neutrality, and eliminate Nazi tendencies in it.