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Investigators gather evidence that 155-mm weapons were used to shell Donbass

This weapon is in service with NATO countries

MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. Russian law enforcement officers have gathered material evidence proving that 155-mm projectiles, in service with the NATO countries, have been used in Donbass, a law enforcement source has told TASS.

"In the course of an investigation into the Ukrainian military’s shelling of civilian facilities in Donbass, including those located in Donetsk and its suburbs, material evidence was gathered proving that the armed forces of Ukraine used 155-mm weapons that are in service with NATO members," the source said.

"Investigators and experts will give a legal assessment to this fact," he continued. "Soon, all evidence will be sent to Russia for investigative actions and various expert evaluations, in order to strengthen the body of evidence in the criminal case launched into the shelling attacks on Donbass, carried out by Ukrainian troops."

No official comment from law enforcement bodies was obtained by TASS at the time of the publication.

Over the past few days, Donetsk, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Makeyevka and other populated areas in the Donetsk People’s Republic have been intensively shelled by the Ukrainian military. Lately, Ukrainian troops pounded Donetsk with rockets and cannon-launched projectiles, as well as 155-mm projectiles in service with NATO member states. One of those shells struck a maternity hospital, causing a fire. According to latest reports, there were no casualties. However, all patients had to be transported to other hospitals, and the damaged facility will close for repairs.