US Himars target more civilians in Donbass – Ukrainian army kills five and wounds 18

from thefreeonline on 20th March 2023 by Christelle Néant PatrickLancaster and Donbass Insider

Shelling and bombing of civilian areas in breakaway Donbass continues since 2014 despite agreements. Only now the Ukraine military are using US Himars missiles accurate to just 3 meters.

On 11 and 12 March 2023, the Ukrainian army shelled residential areas in the Donbass region in both the DPR and LPR (Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics) with HIMARS and Smerch multiple rocket launchers and 155 mm NATO shells, killing five civilians, including an eight-year-old child and a 17-year-old teenager, and injuring 18 other civilians, including two children.

On Saturday 11 March 2023, in Donetsk (DPR), the Safronov family went by taxi to celebrate Nikita’s birthday. That day the little boy was eight years old. Born in 2015, Nikita has only known war, and unfortunately he has not had the chance to discover what life is like in peacetime.

At 1.25pm, as their taxi was driving down Yugoslavia Street in the Kuybyshevski district of Donetsk, the Ukrainian army fired two 155mm shells (NATO standard) at this purely residential area.

Bombardement de civils par l'armée ukrainienne le 11 mars 2023

One of the two shells fell near the taxi, with shrapnel flying into the right side of the cab, killing Nikita’s father instantly. The little boy died of his wounds in the ambulance that was taking him to the hospital.

His name has been added to the already too long list of children killed by Ukrainian shelling since 2014 in Donetsk’s Angel Alley.

Watch Patrick Lancaster’s on-the-spot report in English:HERE$/embed/@PatrickLancasternewstoday:c/7-year-old-boy-father-killed-by-ukraine:8?r=3ChA7DcvkwzhJu6qEUZmQW8XcwD24T4u

Later the same day, in Staromikhailovka (DPR), a Ukrainian drone dropped a grenade on a village street, injuring a 29-year-old man.

On the morning of Sunday 12 March 2023, the Ukrainian army shelled the boundary between the districts of Budionovsky and Kalininsky in Donetsk with Smerch and HIMARS multiple rocket launchers in order to saturate the Russian anti-aircraft defence.

Screenshot… rockets containing more than 160,000 small tungsten projectiles

Two rockets landed on a purely residential area, completely destroying one house and damaging several nearby houses and buildings. The owner of the destroyed house was injured and was taken to hospital.

See my report filmed on the spot, with French subtitles:$/embed/@donbassinsider:b/donetsk-bombardement-12032023:a?r=3ChA7DcvkwzhJu6qEUZmQW8XcwD24T4u

The hole left by one of the rockets in the ground in front of the house leaves no doubt that the rocket was fired from the west, more precisely from Andreyevka, which is under Ukrainian control. All afternoon, Russian artillery pounded Ukrainian positions west of Donetsk, in order to prevent further firing.

Bombardements de civils par l'armée ukrainienne le 12 mars 2023

As if all this were not enough, the Ukrainian army shelled the bus station in Perevalsk (LPR) with HIMARS rocket launchers at 5.30 p.m. the same day, killing three civilians, including a 17-year-old teenager, and wounding 16 other civilians (the initial toll of seven wounded was unfortunately revised upwards once all the information was received), including two children.

watch here… in Russian

The worst thing is that the Ukrainian army used M30A1 rockets, i.e. anti-personnel rockets containing more than 160,000 small tungsten projectiles (visible on the video above), on this bus station, which is, I remind you, a purely civilian infrastructure!

If we add to this the high degree of accuracy of the HIMARS, it clearly means that the Ukrainian army wanted to deliberately make a bloodbath among the civilians of Perevalsk!

This is what the weapons supplied by NATO to Ukraine are used for: to commit bloodshed among civilians, by bombing purely residential areas and bus stations with high-precision, high-destruction weapons!

by Christelle Néant

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Translation by Яннис В.Зброек for Donbass Insider

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