Ukraine's border guards under artillery fire in Sartana, Donetsk region

15:30, 9 June 2017

Eight Ukrainian border guards were shell-shocked during the artillery attack on Sartana village, Donetsk region. It occurred on late Thursday, June 8. The militants fired about 40 artillery shells on the village and the adjacent positions of Ukrainian troops.

The local armed units are on high alert, ready to return fire whenever necessary. Maintenance workers are dealing with numerous breaches in the local gas pipeline; a lot of buildings and transport vehicles took damage, too. The military reported no casualties among the civilians. The law enforcers opened criminal investigation into this case, which is viewed as a terrorist attack.