Russian mercenaries who fight the Ukrainian forces in Donbas began using some sort of new ammunition; it is capable of causing significant damage to manpower and structures. According to Ukrainian military, the enemy uses such shells near Vodyane (Mariupol sector, Donetsk region).
‘152-mm artillery shells, fired from self-propelled artillery do not make such holes in the ground. On the other hand, the ground is soft in this area; but still, it seems they use something heavier’, a spokesman of Ukraine’s Military TV said.
According to the spokesman, the height of the hole in the ground made 2.20 meters, and the width made about 4 meters. ‘We found fragments of the missiles from MLRS Grad-P. They apparently use new charges in these missiles. The charge does not explode on impact. It goes deep under the ground and brings a lot of ground up in the air, making a hole. If such shell hit the asphalt, the damage radius would make 150 meters,’ he said.