The shelling of the public transport stop Donetskgormash in the mocrodistrict Bosse of the Leninskiy district of Donetsk took lives of 13. The shelling was conducted from the North-West, the hostility used armament of 152 mm caliber. DPR General Prosecutor’s Office reached this conclusion and they are still investigating this tragedy.
‘Objective data evidences that the shelling of the Leninsky district in the city of Donetsk on 22nd January 2015 was carried out by artillery systems from the north-west direction.
‘Objective data evidences that the shelling of the Leninsky district in the city of Donetsk on 22nd January 2015 was carried out by artillery systems from the north-west direction. The shells, fragments of which were examined by specialists, with high probability could be launched from artillery system with 203 mm caliber that was produced earlier in the territory of the USSR and it is the self-propelled system 2C7 Pion’, it was said in the materials of the criminal proceeding that were brought to the edition of DAN.
It was clarified in the Prosecutor General’s Office that such conclusions were made based on the results of numerous studies of the fragments, which were found at the scene and conducted forensic computing by the criminalists.
“The presence in previously examined fragments of which have two grooves leading band, provide bases to suspect in this case used artillery shells over 152 mm, the most likely of which is the caliber of 203 mm”, – it is stated in the documents of the supervisory authority.
How the head of the Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office Roman Belous, in the margins of the investigation the supervisory authority has received the necessary conclusions of relevant military experts, including sappers and artillerymen.
It became clear that large-caliber artillery was used when it was examined how fragment flew away.
General Prosecutor’s Office makes reference to the operative report from the OSCE mission.
Translated by Nataliya Sinyavskaya
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