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  1. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shellingnoun

    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

    "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

    Synonyms:
    barrage fire, barrage, outpouring, stamp battery, electric battery, bombardment, onslaught, assault and battery, battery, bombing

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  1. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk:

    We had just two options: bad, and worse. So we decided at this particular period of time to get the bad option. Probably this option will save the lives of Ukrainian soldiers, and I hope this option will save lives of Ukrainian civilians, of innocent people, who are under a constant shelling of Russian-led terrorists, it's better to have this new deal rather than not to have (it). But we do not trust any words or any papers. We are to trust only actions and deeds.

  2. Nasser Shayef:

    The refinery suffered today a new rocket which targeted an empty storage tank at the refinery port, in the refinery's tanks there's a large amount of petrol and diesel which the shelling did not reach ... we fear a catastrophe if there's new shelling.

  3. Maral Abdullayeva:

    We are very afraid as shooting from rocket launchers and shelling has not stopped since the ceasefire, our school was destroyed on April 4. It has been partly restored since then, but the kids are still afraid to go out.

  4. Volodymyr Solohub:

    Obviously the grimmest situation, I haven’t witnessed it first-hand, are in those towns that are under heavy shelling here around Kyivand where the government is trying to create these humanitarian corridors to bring the people out, i went to one of the suburbs … in the eastern part of Kyivwhich was supposed to receive these people who were supposed to be evacuated from the nearby villages and towns. According to the government, there were three corridors and three convoys of busses went to pick them up.

  5. El Ezz:

    Since the Russian intervention and the continued Russian shelling of Aleppo, the nature of injuries has worsened dramatically, this might be because of the nature of the weaponry that the Russian airforce is using in their shelling and attacks. Most of the injuries are usually multiple injuries.


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