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11-year-old girl wounded during attack on Zolote-5 in Donbas, - OSCE SMM

The attack appears to be conducted by Russian occupants located not far from this area; it could not be the fault of Ukrainian forces, observers stated
08:39, 24 April 2019

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An 11-year-old girl was injured in the attack by Russian occupants in the militant-held area of Luhansk region. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported this on Facebook, referring to the OSCE SMM report.

On April 20, a local woman told the OSCE patrol members that the incident occurred on April 14. At about 7.30 p.m., she heard a loud explosion next to her house in Zolote-5. Her daughter suffered a wound, which caused her ear to bleed. Mother called the ambulance, which took the girl to a hospital in Pervomaisk (militant-controleld part of Luhansk region), then to a medical facility in Luhansk, where she could be treated properly.  

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The report says that the mission spotted firing positions of the Russian armed gangs 300 meters away from this house. OSCE SMM concuded that the attack appears to be conducted by Russian occupants.

'The non-involvement of the Joint Forces in the attack on civilians in Zolote-5 is obvious', the report stated. 

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