Currency converter
^
News Feed
News Search Topics
ОК
Use filter
You can filter your feed,
by choosing only interesting
sections.
Loading

Child, 7 adults killed in Ukrainian army’s Luhansk shelling

July 15, 2014, 12:27 UTC+3 LUHANSK
Luhansk Mayor Sergei Kravchenko has declared a three-day mourning from July 15
1 pages in this article
Black smoke seen over Luhansk following a mortar attack of the Ukrainian army on July 14

Black smoke seen over Luhansk following a mortar attack of the Ukrainian army on July 14

© AP Photo, Yuri Snegirev, Rossiyiskaya Gazeta

Поделиться
{{secondsToDateTime(data.visiblePosition) | date: 'HH:mm:ss'}} / {{(videoDuration | date: 'HH:mm:ss') || '00:38'}}
{{secondsToDateTime(data.visiblePosition) | date: 'mm:ss'}} / {{(videoDuration | date: 'mm:ss') || '00:38'}}
{{qualityItem | uppercase}}
HD .mp4 High quality
SD .mp4 Medium quality
AU .mp3 (609.52 KB) Audio track
© TASS TV
LUHANSK, July 15 /ITAR-TASS/. At least eight civilians, including a child, have been killed in the Ukrainian army’s shelling of Luhansk in the past twenty-four hours, the press office of the city council said on Tuesday.

Luhansk Mayor Sergei Kravchenko has declared a three-day mourning from July 15 for city residents killed by the Ukrainian military’s artillery fire.

“In the past three days alone, 17 civilians have been killed and 73 people have received fragmentation and gunshot wounds,” the mayor said in a statement.

“Due to the tragic events, I have made a decision to announce July 15, 16 and 17 as mourning days in Luhansk,” the statement said.

The city’s anti-crisis center has said residential quarters in several streets in Luhansk, as well as the buildings of the trolley-bus terminal, the regional pharmacy depot, a dentist clinic and a a railway section have come under the Ukrainian army’s artillery fire in the past twenty-four hours. A total of 24 residential buildings have been damaged.

The city’s shelling has caused emergency power cuts in several districts of the city and has left over 4,000 families without water and more than 1,300 residents without household gas.

Infographics Who fights in Ukraine Who fights in Ukraine
The political crisis in Ukraine led to the formation of many armed groups on its territory. Infographics by ITAR-TASS
Emergencies specialists have discovered and deactivated 53 unexploded shells and their fragments in the city in the past twenty-four hours.

Fierce fighting continues between troops loyal to Kiev and local militias in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as the Ukrainian armed forces are conducting a military operation to regain control over the breakaway regions, which on May 11 proclaimed their independence at local referendums.

During its military operation conducted since mid-April, Kiev has used armored vehicles, heavy artillery and attack aviation. According to Ukraine’s Health Ministry, over 470 civilians have been killed and more than 1,390 wounded in the armed stand-off. Many buildings have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people have had to flee Ukraine’s embattled southeast.

Show more
In other media
Реклама
Реклама