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 Another case of militants' shelling of Donetsk residential areas unveiled. PHOTOS

Based on open information sources, InformNapalm volunteers have discovered another example of provocative shelling of a residential building in Donetsk, intended to create newsworthy images for Kremlin's propaganda media and accuse Ukrainian troops of killing civilians in the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports referring to an investigation report by InformNapalm OSINT volunteer group.

On Feb. 1, 2017 local residents reported that an alleged 122 mm high-explosive fragmentation projectile hit the corner of an apartment building at 17 Lystoprokatnykiv Str. in Donetsk.

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See more: Occupants shell Donetsk residential areas, seek to blame Ukrainian military, - InformNapalm. PHOTOS

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Using a mapping application, the investigators identified the impact point and the trajectory of the projectile. They draw attention to a group of high-rise buildings (marked with blue squares on the map below). The shell's trajectory runs precisely between them. This fact helps more accurately define the direction from which the shell arrived (marked with a red arrow on the map).

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"Now, if we take a map with the demarcation line between Ukrainian and Russian forces and draw a 15.4 km-long line (the maximum firing range of D-30 howitzer) toward the assumed firing position, we'll see it located in the terrorist-held territory," the investigators say.

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"This past week, on Jan. 31, 2017, Russian proxies shelled two buildings at 3A and 10 Lystoprokatnykiv Str. Similarly, 122 mm high-explosive fragmentation projectiles were used and fired from northeast direction. See more details here.

"Russian invaders continue using sneaky hybrid warfare. They shell civilian neighborhoods only to create a news opportunity and put the blame for barbaric fire on Ukrainian troops. The 2014 hashtag #SaveDonbassPeople was a cynical invention by the adepts of Pax Russica, used to cover up their atrocities in the Donbas with heart-piercing slogans," InformNapalm adds.
 
 
 
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