“There were mortar emplacements around the houses and shots were fired every two minutes.
According to him, the Ukrainian army deliberately placed its equipment closer to the civilians and carried out provocative fire.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces also fired on densely populated areas of Artemovsk.
“They come where there are many civilians and shoot there. Don’t be shy,” says the agency’s interlocutor, who introduced herself as María.
In addition, the Ukrainian army mined the cellars with civilians so that they could not get out of them. “We were a human shield,” said Irina Tverdokhleb, a resident of Artemovsk.