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Assault on Avdiivka: Prosecutor defines shelling as terrorist act
11:45, 30 January 2017
Assault on Avdiivka: Prosecutor defines shelling as terrorist act

Three people were wounded during the attack

11:45, 30 January 2017

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Donetsk region Prosecutor's Office defined the shelling of residential areas in Avdiivka that occurred in the morning of January 29 as a terrorist act. It is reported by the press service of the department.

As reported in the prosecutor's office of Donetsk region, regarding that there were civilians, the militants struck a targeted attack on residential areas of Avdiivka.

"As a result of firing three civilians received mine-explosive injuries and multiple shrapnel wounds to various parts of the body," noted in the press-service.

Related: Assault on Avdiivka: Names of four deceased Ukrainian warriors revealed

According to the press-service agency, 41-year-old man, 58-year-old woman and 26-year-old young man have been wounded. "All citizens receive medical assistance", reported in the prosecutor's office in Donetsk region.

"The Prosecutor’s office pre-classified these actions on the basis of Paragraph 3 of Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine as a "terrorist act", noted in the department.

In the early morning of January 29, Russia-backed militants landed mortar strikes on Avdiivka, the town in the vicinities of Donetsk, controlled by the Ukrainian forces. The Ukrainian troops took casualties – five dead and nine wounded; besides, three civilians were injured.

Related: Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in militants’ assault of Avdiivka industrial area, - Defence Ministry

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