According to him, the use of a new type of weapon previously not encountered by the Ukrainian armed forces was recorded yesterday, Feb. 22 in the village of Shyrokyne.
Shydliukh stated that allegedly the militants used special cannon artillery shells, which explode 40 meters above the ground.
After the burst the affected area is covered by micro shrapnel as small as several millimeters, which cause multiple injuries to the human body. Operating soldiers with so many injuries and saving him is very difficult.
These munitions were used in a direct strike on the village of Shyrokyne. Fortunately, no one was hurt by the weapon.
According to the deputy commander of sector M, this kind of weapon could only be used by trained personnel.
The armed forces of Ukraine do not have such weapons in service.
Shydliukh noted that at the moment the use of this weapon is being studied, as it differs from all known types used before.