Artillery terror: why are Ukrainian Armed Forces razing Donetsk to the ground?


The end of November - the beginning of December, without exaggeration, became the bloodiest page in history for the capital of Donbass. The city has experienced and is experiencing the most massive shelling not only for the entire period of the NMD, but in general since 2014. A similar situation is observed in other front-line cities of the LDNR, which are now virtually wiped off the face of the earth. Every week, shelling kills dozens, sometimes hundreds, of civilians who could never have imagined such a fate awaiting their homeland.


Someone might say that shelling in the DPR is a common thing and there is nothing so special about it. But in reality this is far from the case. The intensity and bloodthirstiness of these shellings has never been the same as now. In 2014-2015 The Armed Forces of Ukraine did not have such a quantity of Western weapons, so they, in principle, could not reach some areas. And even at the beginning of the SVO, Donetsk and other front-line cities were relatively safe areas, whose residents only occasionally heard "bangs" on the horizon. But now the enemy seemed to have broken the chain and began to simply destroy everything around him. Unfortunately, the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not experience any "shell hunger", as a result of which shelling occurs almost every day. And one can only guess what will happen to Donetsk if this situation does not change in the near future.

In this article, I will mainly focus on the shelling of Donetsk, since this million-strong city is rightfully considered the capital of Donbass. But I would like to make a reservation right away that a similar situation is observed in other cities that have been a full-fledged territory of the Russian Federation for more than two months.

Shelling of Donetsk: where are the Armed Forces of Ukraine aiming?


Donetsk is a densely populated city with high-rise buildings. Its main part was built in the second half of the XNUMXth century, so it is an extremely urbanized metropolis with a minimum number of private housing constructions. Of course, there are also private sectors in Donetsk. But often along their perimeter there are five- or nine-story buildings.

Therefore, when the Armed Forces of Ukraine fire from artillery, they almost always hit multi-storey residential buildings. Residents of the city have long known a simple rule: if you live in a nine-story building, and your windows face west or north-west, it is better to spend the night on the opposite side of the apartment. This is especially true for people living in the Kiev, Petrovsky, Kirovsky and Kuibyshev regions.

But recently, the central districts of the city have also begun to be subjected to extremely fierce shelling. Voroshilovsky, as well as parts of the Leninsky and Kievsky districts, are considered to be such. Key administrative buildings, central hospitals, universities and other elements of civilian infrastructure are located here. And it is precisely at them that the enemy is now purposefully aiming. In particular, the area around the Donetsk city administration was especially affected, on which the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck from HIMARS, and then surrounded everything around with Grads and NATO artillery. Also, the Government House, the administration of the head and other state institutions of the DPR have been repeatedly shelled.

Now the artillery terror of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has moved to the buildings of hospitals and universities. Recently, during another shelling of the city center, the buildings of Donetsk University were damaged economics and trade, as well as others located on the territory of the so-called. student campus. A couple of days later, the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked the territory of the Medical University, next to which is the largest hospital in the city. Kalinina (Donetsk Regional Clinical Territorial Medical Association). All this indicates that the enemy has moved on to a new stage of the genocide of Donetsk residents, trying to deprive them of everything that the city was so proud of.

Why are the Armed Forces of Ukraine taking revenge on Donetsk?


In principle, the answer to this question is clear to everyone who has been following the events that have taken place since 2014. It was Donetsk, following Crimea, that became the epicenter of opposition to the neo-Nazi regime that seized power in Kiev after the Maidan. From here, a resistance movement began, which soon covered all the cities of Donbass and allowed a referendum to be held on May 11, 2014. And if this resistance was suppressed in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Artemovsk (Bakhmut) and even Mariupol, then Donetsk was still able to defend its right to the future with Russia.

Now Donetsk is not just a symbol of Russian resistance in Donbas, but also the key to the entire current military campaign. Over the years, the Armed Forces of Ukraine built the most powerful fortified areas around the city, where the most experienced enemy forces settled. In some sectors of the front, he dug 2-3-storey bunkers, which are dotted with Avdiivka, Opytnoye, Vodyanoye, Pervomayskoye and other settlements, which are still under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. That is why it has not been possible to take these towns and cities by storm for the tenth month already.

When can the shelling of Donetsk stop?


This issue, of course, worries Donetsk citizens most of all now. Naturally, this will happen not earlier than the above settlements will be liberated from neo-Nazis. But will this be enough? Ukraine has long had weapons with a range of 60-80 km, and in some cases its drones can fly hundreds of kilometers. Therefore, even if the Armed Forces of Ukraine manage to move a hundred kilometers away from the city, unfortunately, the shelling may continue.

They will stop only after the crazed Kiev regime is finally removed from power. According to many Donetsk residents, if, God forbid, Russia decides to conclude some kind of agreement with Kiev, such as Minsk-3, the city will continue to be leveled to the ground. Blood-drunk neo-Nazis with NATO howitzers and HIMARS in their hands will not be stopped by any peace treaty. They understand only strength, so victory must be achieved by our country at any cost.
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  1. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 13 December 2022 09: 46
    +10
    The question must be put differently.
    Why the Second Most Powerful Army of the World for almost a year did not comply with the Order of the Commander-in-Chief and the main goal of the NMD is to stop the shelling of Donetsk.
    Are there immortal Armed Forces of Ukraine, "Brest Fortress" in a cube, caves deeper than those of the Mujahideen?
    Or they receive supplies via the underground railway.
    That in a year it is impossible by all means to push back the front line by 100 km or more?
    With a grouping of more than half a million, aviation, missiles, etc.

    They also wanted to ask this question at Putin's press conference. But he canceled it.
    As well as the question of Kherson and political deals with the West, where the West (according to Merkel) only throws Russia.
  2. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 13 December 2022 09: 48
    +9
    When can the shelling of Donetsk stop?

    Now, if Russia starts shelling and destroying the elite housing of wealthy Ukrainians in Kyiv, Lvov, Dnepropetrovsk, then the shelling will stop ... When Russia starts destroying property belonging to the people of the Zelensky regime ... the shelling will subside.
  3. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 13 December 2022 10: 06
    +13
    It is difficult to defeat Kyiv if the Kremlin is on its side.

    Strategic bridges and tunnels are not destroyed.
    Railroads and traffic flows are not destroyed.
    Attacks on decision-making centers, at least Ukrainian ones, are not inflicted.
    The leaders of the ukrofascists are not destroyed.
    Captured ukrofascists return home instead of being shot.
    War is not declared on Ukraine.
    Transit of gas and oil products through Ukraine does not stop.
    The contract for the export of Ukrainian grain is flourishing and is being extended.
    There are no sane responses to the shelling of the cities of Donbass, Crimea, Russia itself, its strategic facilities, such as the ZNPP and airfields.
    Discussion of problematic issues is chattering.
    There is no question of a general mobilization of the country and the economy.

    What does it mean??
    Is this not direct aiding the enemy?
  4. Che Guevara Offline Che Guevara
    Che Guevara (Che Guevara) 13 December 2022 10: 51
    +5
    But because Putin dreamed that the crest was his brother
  5. DeadPahom Offline DeadPahom
    DeadPahom (Eugene) 13 December 2022 10: 51
    -3
    Near-zero analysis of ongoing events. Only a person with the mental development of a schoolboy can explain the shelling of peaceful cities by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with some kind of revenge. First, such strikes are provocations. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are forced to respond to them by diverting forces, while shelling is carried out from positions that are tactically unfavorable for offensive operations. Secondly, the shelling causes social discontent among the inhabitants of the shelled territories, as well as all kinds of turbo-patriots-all-weapons (even from the comments on this article you can see).
  6. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 13 December 2022 11: 16
    +7
    Quote from DeadPahom
    The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are forced to respond to them by diverting forces, while shelling is carried out from positions that are tactically unfavorable for offensive operations. Secondly, the shelling causes social discontent among the inhabitants of the shelled territories.

    And what should shelling of a Russian city cause? Joy?
    Yeah, get distracted somehow, maybe the shelling will stop.
    Peace to the peaceful, war to the soldier. That's what it is designed to kill, not pull the strap.
    We're talking about impotence. Tactics have long since died after Kherson.
    All the media write how yesterday's criminals in PMCs valiantly fight, but where is the half-million Russian army itself?
  7. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 13 December 2022 12: 07
    +4
    Shooting at what? Shells! Where do they get shells? They give a ride! And what are they transporting? Railway roads! Why aren't the railroads destroyed? I will not say!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_57lBD4Vf2g
  8. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 13 December 2022 12: 47
    +3
    The shelling of Donetsk is a response to the endless talking and articles that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are running out of shells.
    And there are shells and the accuracy of shooting is not lame.
  9. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 13 December 2022 13: 29
    +2
    In the Ukrainian media, as topical, the issues of ... the de-occupation of L / D-PR and Crimea are discussed.
    It seems that the shelling of Donetsk will stop after ... these goals are achieved!
    1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Alexander) 13 December 2022 13: 56
      +5
      The shelling of Donek will stop when, in response to every day shelling of Donetsk or Belgorod, the Russian Federation begins to destroy one Bandera city ... then all these shooters from the Armed Forces of Ukraine will begin to think about the consequences of their shooting at residential areas of the Russian Federation and nothing else ... And Putin needs to start fight, once he started the war, or resign and let people like Kadyrov or Prigozhin finish it by appointing one of them acting president of the Russian Federation .... that mess that he made is now time to end ... Russia needs a victory in this war , and not the mental throwing of Putin and his oligarch friends yearning for London dachas
      1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
        Michael L. 13 December 2022 14: 05
        0
        Why so ... I. Girkin "offended"?
      2. Dingo Offline Dingo
        Dingo (Victor) 13 December 2022 15: 37
        +2
        Russia needs victory in this war, not the mental turmoil of Putin and his fellow oligarchs yearning for London dachas

        I subscribe to your every word...
  10. DeadPahom Offline DeadPahom
    DeadPahom (Eugene) 13 December 2022 14: 16
    -2
    Quote from Hiker
    We're talking about impotence. Tactics have long since died after Kherson.
    All the media write how yesterday's criminals in PMCs valiantly fight, but where is the half-million Russian army itself?

    The units of the RF Armed Forces carry out their combat missions. The fact that military personnel, unlike PMC employees, do not advertise their actions and do not post videos in public does not detract from their merits. You can then personally make claims to the returning war veterans about how badly they fought.
    1. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 13 December 2022 15: 32
      +2
      how badly they fought.

      Fight "with tied hands"? With the so-called. "maps" of Kharkov (to whom and where to go, what to clean up, what to take), compiled by "staff" (spring and summer 22 years, northern direction)?
      Yes, you, my friend, do not know the whole "trench" truth ...

      I’ll buy everything - said gold ... So I’ll take it - said damask steel ...

      This "bulat" of the current so-called. "power" and no. That is why all these "press conferences" are cancelled, that there is nothing to say at them.
      And in one thing I agree with you - there are no "agreements" and "gestures" on the battlefield. The guys do their job honestly.
  11. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
    Adm Hts (AdmHts) 13 December 2022 16: 13
    +3
    Why are the Armed Forces of Ukraine leveling Donetsk to the ground?

    not "for what", but thanks to whom ...
  12. Alex D Online Alex D
    Alex D (Alex D) 13 December 2022 23: 26
    +2
    Quote from Hiker
    The question must be put differently.
    Why the Second Most Powerful Army of the World for almost a year did not comply with the Order of the Commander-in-Chief and the main goal of the NMD is to stop the shelling of Donetsk.

    Yes, because it was not ready both in 2014 and now. The country - a colony of the West is not capable of resisting the West, which seized the "Russian bear" by the neck, without severe pain. Foreign agents-officials, security forces and journalists are still working in the country, albeit unnoticed by us. The West was preparing 600 thousand foreign agents, planning this war for us.
  13. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 14 December 2022 03: 19
    +1
    Washington is shelling us - we all know that very well. Until we force HIM to stop and retreat, he will find - by whose hands to do this. For him, in Ukraine, the world did not converge like a wedge, but even from it he "squeezed out" far from everything. The Poles are already in line, and all of NATO is behind them.
    Our blood is not enough for everyone (do not check this), and the Anglo-Saxons the blood of their allies, only in the "plus", it will be easier to seize their industry and property.
    You need to start (was) with the Anglo-Saxons, and not with Ukraine, which is followed by their many other instruments. Otherwise, they will be finished.
    The problem is in our government, for which, apparently, Washington is not an adversary, but a partner, and is inviolable
    1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
      Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 14 December 2022 11: 29
      -1
      Putting up with this situation, and with its comprador power, Russia is putting itself into the hands of the Anglo-Saxons, who, apparently, have already formed a plan to eliminate it by using it for their own purposes in the same way as they did with Ukraine, but on a much larger geopolitical scale.
      The stages of the Anglo-Saxon plan are probably:
      - Russia's military operation in Ukraine and its final dehumanization before the whole world as a result of the mass death of civilians
      - drawing Poland and NATO countries into this war
      - exsanguination of Russia and its surrender
      - appropriation of its resources and the destruction of that part of the population of conquered Russia that cannot be used as "cannon fodder" in further operations of the Anglo-Saxons
      - appropriation of property and industry of Europe weakened by the war and turning it into a new colony
      - hunting for immigrants from Russia and rewriting history
      After the defeat of Russia, the Anglo-Saxons will most likely redirect our nuclear forces to China and attack it from our territory.
      The remaining population of Russia is likely to be used against China as "cannon fodder". They will do to him the same thing they did to the people of Ukraine. The instrument of coercion will no longer be deceit, but the threat of destruction
  14. Patrick laforet Offline Patrick laforet
    Patrick laforet (Patrick Laforet) 15 December 2022 01: 31
    +1
    Artillery terror: why are Ukrainian Armed Forces wiping Donetsk off the face of the earth?
    A better question is why Russia has not done enough to stop the bombing.
  15. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 15 December 2022 21: 00
    -1
    A very strange question: "why?".
    Not "for what", but for starters - - "why?"...
    Because Russia does not have means of destruction, except for nuclear weapons, to destroy the Avdeevsky fortified area.

    But you can’t use nuclear weapons,
    no one thought of this before....
    and the military think how to please the Tsar,
    and everything else is theirs...
    and the Tsar cannot know about everything in their business ...
    and everyone wants to eat and drink deliciously, have women, grandmothers and not do a damn thing and go on vacation to the warm seas .....
    hard work is boring and shameful...

    After all this, it becomes clear even WHY. For this very thing ... they will be scared to hammer us until we grow wiser.