MOSCOW, June 22 /ITAR-TASS/. Rossiya’24 news channel has aired the footage shot at the section of the Russian-Ukrainian border where artillery was used last night on the Ukrainian side of the frontier zone.
A well-informed source told Itar-Tass specialized recorders installed on the Russian territory showed that the footage had tracked down artillery shelling of a number of populated localities in the Lugansk region. The squads of the ‘national guard’ opened at 23:42 Moscow Standard Time (GMT + 4 hrs at present) in the vicinity of the border.
Infrared materials were recorded at nighttime and they testified to purposeful artillery shelling of the local townships and hamlets for more than 30 minutes.
The shelling was done by a battery of six D-30 guns from the positions taken by the ‘national guard’ militants on the outskirts of Chervonaya Zarya township. The D-30’s has a 122 mm caliber howitzer and fires high-explosive fragmentation shells, hitting targets at distance of up to 15 km around.
Other footage also contains irrefutable evidence of artillery strikes, which the ‘national guard’ continues delivering at population centers where peaceful civilians live, the source continued.
Strikes from artillery and heavy weaponry at the towns and villages in the in the south-east of Ukraine where peaceful population lives continue after President Pyotr Poroshenko’ assurances that the ‘national guard’ units had laid down arms.