Military journalist Ruslan Yarmoliuk who is now at the forefront of the ATO said that two checkpoints near Sloviansk were attacked by terrorists. The militants were shelling Ukrainian Army positions, using "Grad" MRLS (multiple rocket launcher system) and tanks. He wrote this on his page on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"It has started! The terrorists are shelling two roadblocks near Sloviansk, using "Grad" and tanks! And this is the last day of the truce! These guys are asking for some firing upon themselves!! God give them strength," journalist wrote.
"Here goes cannonade in Sloviansk. Alarm system works in Sloviansk. Artillery is shelling in Sloviansk again. Eyewitnesses report of two tanks in the Artem neighbourhood in Sloviansk. One of them drove toward the fish farm, being previously standing near the fire station. The second moved to "Palermo" inside the park. The terrorists are firing NONA from Artem neighbourhood on Karachun," eyewitnesses write on their accounts on Twitter.
"A salvo from the side of the Stankostroi district in Kramatorsk and another one immediately after it. And another one. And one more ... and yet another one ... and more ... Terrorists fired at a military aerodorome in Kramatorsk. About 10 shots were made. It is quiet again now. More explosions. The shots are heard from the city center quite strongly. Now the sound of shelling is much more remote. They either are shooting from different locations or they aim different targets. Artillery shelling does not stop in Kramatorsk. The alarm sounds in Kramatorsk. Now the sound of gunfire could be heard from the village of Bilenke or from the police department. The alarm sounds violently. The alarm finally stops ... The terrorists seem to change their position again ... Silence. Some shells hit the area of the filter station on Yubileina Street. Others hit the area of electric power station on Shcherbakov Street in Kramatorsk. Considering the direction of the shots, the terrorists wanted to leave Kramatorsk without water and electricity again," witnesses writes about the situation in Kramatorsk on Twitter.
Terrorists fired the city from the garages near the dwelling houses in the Damanskii neighbouhood in Kramatorsk.
House at 42 Palatsova Street, Kramatorsk after being fired at by the terrorists
The Ukrainian Army does not want to use Grad rocket launchers because of the eventual danger of casualties among civil population.