The Ukrainian army used American shells against the civilian population, the Ministry of Defence of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has concluded based on shells brought from Gorlovka after the recent Ukrainian Army shelling of downtown. These fragments were found at the site of the damaged Gorlovka Cathedral. According to the deputy corps commander of the DPR Defense Ministry Eduard Basurin, one of the fragments presented is part of the 155 caliber projectile used in American production self-propelled M109A1 artillery. In addition to the United States, this self-propelled artillery is also used by NATO. The Ukrainian army still does not have such weapons. «At this shell the bottom detonator is installed, when placed in the wall of the building, it is completely destroyed. When injected into the enclosed space, blast and shrapnel kill all living things», – said Basurin. «The second 75 mm caliber shell refers to the burst reactive system installed on all terrain vehicles. This model is also used in artillery systems of NATO countries and is used by the Ukrainian army. These systems are widely employed in regional conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. And as you can see, now and they are used in the DPR territory», – he added.