Traces of the tank's driving can be seen on the sidewalks. In residential buildings windows were again blew out by a shock wave after powerful explosions. Power lines are also damaged.
One of the commandos told the website that there are no injured and wounded among the military after the attack. The tank base is under the control of the Ukrainian army.
Earlier, local residents heard the first single explosions and shots at the military bases around 3a.m. Eyewitnesses report that armoured vehicles with militants entered the city.
Heavy shelling began after 5 a.m. This is the fifth shelling of the tank military base in Artemovsk over the past few months and the second one, when the terrorists used a tank.