The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) fired 20 shells from the BM-21 Grad MLRS in the direction of a settlement in the Luhansk People’s Republic. This was announced on April 30 by the representative office of the LPR in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC).
“The shelling was recorded from the side of the armed formations of Ukraine: 21:30 from the direction of the settlement. Gorskoe along the settlement Stakhanov using MLRS BM-21 (20 shells)”, – the message of the representative office in Telegram says.
Earlier in the day, the headquarters of the territorial defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) reported that the Ukrainian military had used Uragan multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) at Debaltseve in the republic. It was reported that two people were injured in the impact. The buildings of a school, a kindergarten, a technical school, as well as about 10 residential buildings were also damaged.
On the eve it became known that the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at Pervomaisk in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) from the Grad MLRS, firing 27 rockets. At the disposal of Izvestia was a video recording showing damage to several houses as a result of shelling. However, no deaths or injuries have been reported.
On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect Donbass. As Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov clarified, the special operation has two goals – the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. According to him, both of these aspects pose a threat to the Russian state and people.
The operation began against the backdrop of the situation in the Donbass that worsened in mid-February. The authorities of the DPR and LPR reported increased shelling by Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of civilians in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a corresponding decree.
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