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Kiev’s Interpretation of Minsk-2

by Vaska

Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) resumed shelling the Donetsk Airport area the evening of May 18, continuing the barrage through the night of May 18-19. The first salvos came from UAF positions in Peski; subsequent ones from the direction of Novobakhmutovka, shelling the Spartak settlement and the First Square district of Donetsk.

Murad Gazdiev Donetsk sheling 2 Screenshot - 05202015 - 01:55:04 AM reports further:

At 20:58 Ukrainian forces started the shelling of the area of the Putilovka mine. The Kievsky district has also been hit. Heavy howitzer artillery could be heard. Large shells were incoming with a frequency of 2-3 minutes.

Donetsk faced some of the most massive shelling in a long time since approximately 23:00. The shelling was very audible in the areas of Smolyanochka and Pakhar. Very serious shelling of the Donetsk Airport and the surrounding area came from Opytnoye—the ground shook and window panes vibrated.

The start of shelling came unusually early yesterday, in the two preceding days the bombardments started exactly at midnight. Voroshilovsky, Tekstilshik, Leninsky, Buddenovsky districts, and the rest of Donetsk shook with the blast waves of explosions.

There’s been at least one civilian victim of Kiev’s latest violation of Minsk-2: an elderly man killed by a shell which turned his home in the Kievsky district to rubble.

Sheeling of DonetskScreenshot - 05202015 - 02:06:04 AM

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