Numerous human casualties and severe shelling of Donbas populated areas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Shocking 152 carried out attacks targeting Ukrainian posts and settlements
11:08, 13 August 2015


Chilling messages came from the ATO press center, 152 attacks were carries out targeting Ukrainian posts and towns in the eastern part of the country. As a result of fire, three civilians suffer injuries in Avdiivka, Donetsk region. The militants’ shells totally destroyed local TB dispensary, damaged gas distribution point, power lines, and buildings. At the moment, the town suffers from the power outage. Dzerzhynsk, Donetsk region, also faced some human casualties – two civilians were wounded here.


Frequent firearm noises of 122-mm howitzers D-30, multiple rocket launchers “Grad”, mortars, artillery, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms were witnessed during the last day.

Ukrainian posts receives severe gunfire in Donetsk region, Starohnativka, Lebedynske, Talakivka, Pavlopol, Kirove, Avdiivka, Opytne, Dzerzhynsk, Novoselivka, Chemarlyk, Hranitne, Shyrokyno. During the battles Ukrainian soldiers were shot by the Russian-backed militants. The exact information on the number of human casualties is not available yet. A mining accident took place in Krymske, Donetsk region, causing numerous limb injuries of Ukrainian soldier.

As a result of shooting rampage in Shchastia, Luhansk region, local bridge caught fire.


OSCE representatives witnessed a convoy of self-propelled howitzers "Gvozdyka" accompanied by a covered military-type truck moving from DPR-controlled area to the line of contact, according to the last OSCE report. While following the convoy, the Special Monitor Mission observed two armed men approaching from the south at a distance of approximately 200m and heard multiple bursts of small arms forcing the SMM to withdraw”. 

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