August 18, 2014
The positions of the ATO forces have been shelled with ‘Uragan’ systems
This and the following was reported by NSDC Information centre spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko during the daily press briefing in Kyiv.
This morning at about 09.40 am terrorists have carried out a bloody crime. They shelled a column of civilians who were trying to leave the dangerous city of Luhansk. The shelling was carried out with ‘Grad’ volley fire systems and mortars. A lot of people perished including children and one woman. An exact number of victims is being specified.
This night the positions of the ATO forces were shelled in the area of Novokaterynivka. The shelling was carried out with 9P 140 ‘Uragan’ systems. Such powerful weapon was used for the first time.
The picture above presents the remnants of Russian shell.
During the last 24 hours the ATO forces had 25 clashes with terrorists. Also there are continuing shelling of Ukrainian territory from the side of Russian Federation. Moreover, border guards register violation of Ukrainian air space. Thus yesterday at night maritime security detected and fired at Russian drone.
The number of units of Russian armed forces at Ukrainian border was increased by one battalion tactical group from Yekaterinburg.