The Deputy commander of the corps of the Ministry of defence DND Eduard Bacurin could not assure that the Ukrainian Military During the shelling of the Donetsk airport on the first day of the weekend in the evening used artillery NATO.
The militia on the first day of the weekend in the evening revealed that the Ukrainian Military are shelling Donetsk airport, coming under fire also get the adjacent localities, such as Spartacus, Sand and the territory of Kyiv Donetsk (West, East and South of the airport, respectively). Source Donetsk news Agency in law enforcement bodies of the DND said that fixed volleys from the guns of a caliber of 155 mm, which is Not in service with the CIS countries - " This is the caliber of the NATO countries. A little before in the Ministry of defence DND stated that the Military firing shells from a caliber 152 mm.
"It could be. This can only under the light will be to figure out what were the calibers. What we saw Is 120 mm, 152 mm and tanks 120 mm projectiles, which flew into the city limits, "- said Basurin to the question, and in truth whether Under fire artillery was used "NATO caliber," and added that " the Ukrainian side has not withdrawn heavy weapons under the Minsk agreements ".
He noticed that in the city as a result of this attack the security forces have recorded more than 100 explosions, however, the number of received damage is unknown.
Thus Basurin refuted messages about the Fact that the Military began the offensive." No, this is not documented", He said on air of television channel " Russia 24 ".
in mid-February in Eastern Ukraine, the truce was declared, however, soon resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of the "silence" and report that conduct only return fire. Shooting is conducted mostly at the port of Mariupol in southern Donetsk oblast and the destroyed Donetsk airport.
Kiev periodically asks the West for military aid. First, the U.S. administration announced that it is considering assistance to Kiev lethal " weapons, but then did not want the idea.