Another video shows (parts of) the same event:
This is the map of the area with camera positions and approximate impact locations:
Another aftermath video:
That video shows a piece of a shell being picked up:
That has been identified as a tank shell:
But... be careful. That piece could easily have planted there before it was picked up.@novostidnua Университетская 80А, танковый осколочно фугасный, прицельная дальность 4км, до Песок оттуда 10км... pic.twitter.com/p0Jsqznb4d— dex200200 (@Switttttter) July 18, 2015
This screenshot can better be used to identify the shelltype:
It seems to be a stabilizing fin stuck into the ground.
This may be something that looks like what we are dealing with here:
And that happens to be the same kind of shell. So it seems likely that these were HE tank shells.
This video shows shelling in Donetsk continues during the night:
Location is here:
Google maps link.
A residential building in Avdiivka has also been hit:
A security camera filmed the incoming shells/explosions:
A screenshot from this video clearly shows where these shells come from:
That's from the South:
That line goes straight to the high apartment buildings near Donetsk Airport that have served as Givi's HQ during the entire battle for Donetsk Airport:
It means they have a good view on thoose buildings in Avdiivka and can see the impacts (or zero them in).
The security camera shows these buildings here:
Makeevka also getting hit with casualties. https://t.co/odQK9xQz5O— Ukraine@war (@DajeyPetros) July 18, 2015
@JulianRoepcke @EliotHiggins @DajeyPetros @noclador @loogunda FYI, all relevant hashtags, incl. #Донбас #Донецк #Луганск flooded by bots— Ričardas Peldžius (@RPeldito) July 18, 2015
https://t.co/pro9xQP9pk 3 civilians killed in #Avdiivka shelling 2 days after West+#Russia 'decentralize' #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/waFwRqV6Zb— Ukrainian Updates (@Ukroblogger) July 18, 2015
1 hour before heavy shelling of #Donetsk began, Zakharchenko gave DPR troops "strict orders" https://t.co/zTSE8rLjgo pic.twitter.com/nRinzeSaN8— GorseFires Collectif (@GorseFires) July 18, 2015
Yesterday Putin met National Security Council to discuss Ukraine's "failure" to give autonomy to DPR/LPR. Tonight Russia shells #Donetsk...— GorseFires Collectif (@GorseFires) July 18, 2015
Russia intensified it's attacks including deliberate targeting of civilian areas (either occupied or not). It is a coordinated attack including Social Media attacks by the St. Petersburg Troll centre.
Of course, as always Russia blames Ukraine. But it may be clear this is Russian instigated shelling.
And we all fear it is the prelude to a new massive summer-offensive.
Donetsk outskirts are filled to the brim with ruscists and their tanks/artillery... we're balancing between shellings and full-scale war...— путен XУЙЛO (@xuilolala) July 18, 2015