Russian artillery systems in Donbas start to shell at longer distance

14:47, 31 May 2016
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Ukrainian military journalist and blogger Yuriy Butusov claims that Russian artillery systems used against the Ukrainian army in Donbas have begun shelling at longer distances.

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According to him, two instances of shelling of the rear of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at a distance of about 20 km from the front line have recently been recorded.

Read alsoThree Ukrainian civilians injured in booby-trap blast in Luhansk regionIn addition, the Russian occupation forces have more actively involved unmanned aerial vehicles for air reconnaissance; the number of flights reaching the front line has increased.

Moreover, the enemy has stepped up measures to jam Ukrainian drones, Butusov said.

"Obviously, there is a correlation between these obvious measures and the deployment of a new 8th combined arms army on the Ukrainian border, which includes the 1st and 2nd Army Corps of the occupation forces, as well as the support forces on the border of Donetsk region, namely the 150th motorized rifle division. This evidence has nothing to do with the ceasefire," the journalist wrote on Facebook.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 44 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and five as wounded in action (WIA).

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