September 4, 2014
Shelling of positions of the ATO forces with Smerch multiple rocket launcher systems
The number of shellings of positions of Ukrainian armed forces has increased. Shelling was carried out by two types of volley fire systems – Grad and Smerch. In particular during the last day there were 3 shellings with Smerch volley fire systems (which are more destructive than Grad systems usually used by terrorists). This was reported by the press service of anti-terrorist operation.
On the night of September 4 near the village of Dmytrivka in Luhansk oblast base camp of 120th Kyiv battalion of territorial defense was shelled with Smerch multiple rocket launcher systems. According to deputy of battalion commander Anton Shapoval there are dead and wounded, the base camp is destroyed. The precise number of victims was not mentioned. It was informed that 3 of 5 battalion’s armoured personnel carriers had been destroyed.
According to Shapoval the 120th Kyiv battalion is the last one that retreated from Luhansk city several days ago. Previously militants had been keeping one of city districts under control for several months.