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Russian occupants use artillery to shell cemetery in Popasna

Source : 112 Ukraine

Over a dozen of graves were damaged; the Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Coordination Centre documented the attacks
23:58, 20 February 2020

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Russian armed mercenaries shelled the graveyard in the city of Popasna. The press office of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Facebook.

"The Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Coordination Centre reports a cynical attack by the armed units of the Russian Federation on the inhabited locality, with the use of Minsk-banned weaponry", reads the message.

Over a dozen of graves were damaged in the shelling. 

The fact of the attack on a cemetery once again confirms the scornful treatment of Russia's Armed Forces to the common moral norms", the HQ claimed.

Related: Donbas militants return body of Ukrainian soldier, killed on February 18

Earlier, Deputy Spokesperson of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Ulrike Demmer said that German government condemned the attack on Ukrainian positions, which was carried out by militants in Donbas on February 18, and calls for an investigation into the armed incident. Demmer also emphasized the need to investigate this armed incident. According to Deputy Government Spokesperson, it should be conducted by an independent authority, and the OSCE mission should gain unimpeded access to it.

Related: Ukraine to negotiate with occupied Donbas, but not with pro-Russian stooges, - Prystaiko

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