LUGANSK, May 13. /TASS/. The Ukrainian armed forces used in the Lugansk shelling on Friday Storm Shadow cruise missiles, whose transfer to Kiev was announced by the UK on the previous day, the LPR’s (Lugansk People’s Republic) mission to the Joint Center for Coordination and Control of issues related to Ukrainian war crimes said on Saturday.
"According to updated information, on May 12, 2023, during a missile attack on the city of Lugansk the Ukrainian armed forces used two Storm Shadow cruise missiles (produced by the UK and France) and one ADM-160B MALD missile (produced by the US)," according to a statement released on the mission’s Telegram channel.
Andrey Marochko, a retired lieutenant colonel in the People’s Militia of LPR, told TASS that the Ukrainian armed forces have again shelled Lugansk using Storm Shadow cruise missiles. "The JCCC (the Lugansk People’s Republic’s mission to the Joint Center for Coordination and Control of issues related to Ukrainian war crimes - TASS) has officially reported that attacks on Lugansk on May 12 used Storm Shadow missiles. Today’s attack on the city was most likely the second test shelling using particularly this type of weapons," he said.
The Ukrainian military attacked bedroom communities of the settlement of Yubileiny, Marochko noted.
On Friday, the Ukrainian troops attacked Lugansk using two cruise missiles, which left six children wounded.
The LPR’s mission to the Joint Center for Coordination and Control of issues related to Ukrainian war crimes preliminarily said on Friday that the Ukrainians could have used the Grom missile system. British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace confirmed on Thursday that London was sending Storm Shadow long-range cruise missiles to Kiev.
The settlement of Yubileiny of the Artyomovsk district of Lugansk was attacked by the Ukrainian armed forces at around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Witnesses said that the shelling caused a failure in power supply in houses, adding that the region’s emergencies services were working on the spot.