Ukrainian servicemen have shelled Lisichansk causing civilian casualties, acting town administration head Andrey Skory told the Lugansk Media Centre.
“A strike was delivered at a peaceful residential neighborhood causing civilian casualties,” Skory said. “It is a residential area, of course there were people out in the street. We have wounded and dead.”
The official said that Ukrainian forces might have used 155mm artillery or a US-made high mobility rocket system to deliver the strike.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The Donbass peace talks participants have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords.*i*ie