The peculiarity of shells that were used is that they explode at altitude of 40 meters above ground.
After explosion they cover a large space with very small shrapnel.
The new weapon was used by terrorists when shelling village of Shyrokino near Mariupol. Usage of such weapon against Ukrainian Armed Forces was recorded for the first time.
Deputy Commander of sector ‘M’ Victor Shydlih informed this.
According to him, terrorists allegedly used shells for cannon artillery. Their peculiarity is that they explode at altitude of 40 meters above ground. Taking into account a large number of small shrapnel inside the shell, it would take a long time to operate a single wounded person.
Mr. Shydlih informed that Ukraine doesn’t have such type of weapons, so it could be used by terrorists only.
Currently the new type of weapon is under examination. It differs from other types of weapon that were used by terrorists.