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Barroso condemns shelling of refugee convoy in Luhansk

August 19, 2014, 17:33 UTC+3 BRUSSELS
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BRUSSELS, August 19. /ITAR-TASS/. European Commission (EC) President Jose Manuel Barroso condemned the attack on a convoy of refugees in the Luhansk region, the EC press service said on Tuesday.

"President Barroso expressed his concern with the security situation and condemned the shelling of a convoy of internally displaced people. The President of the European Commission urged an inquiry into this incident and recalled the need to protect civilian lives," the press service said.

On August 18, the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council reported that the shelling of the refugee convoy near Luhansk left dozens killed and blamed militia on the attack. However, Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko denied the reports.

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