Today, Deputy DNR Defence Minster E А Basurin told reporters that junta shelling of civilian targets in the southern sector increased, saying, “The tense situation in the southern sector continues to be of particular concern to us, where shelling by the Ukrainian side continues to intensify, embracing Sakhanka and Bezymennoe as well as Shirokino. Over the past 24 hours, this area underwent massive bombardment from heavy artillery, tanks, and mortars… 117 shells from 15.2-cm and 12.2-cm howitzers, 10 shells from tank guns, and 68 shells from 12-cm mortars. During the bombardment, howitzer shells hit public buildings, schools, and civilian neighbourhoods in Sakhanka. Immediately, we reported this fact to members of the OSCE observer mission. Unfortunately, due to the constant artillery fire, the observers couldn’t reach the area”.
27 April 2015
DAN Donetsk News Agency