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Militia report five civilians killed in shelling by pro-Kiev forces

April 27, 2016, 15:19 UTC+3 MOSCOW

DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko described the shelling as a crime against humanity

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MOSCOW, April 27. /TASS/. Spokesman for the defense ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Eduard Basurin has reported five civilians were killed in the shelling of Yelenovka by Ukrainian forces, and over ten more people were injured.

"As a result of this cruel shelling, six civilians were killed as one woman was pregnant. Over 10 peaceful civilians sustained injured of varying severity," Donetsk News Agency quoted Basurin as saying.

According to DPR defense ministry, Kiev forces opened fire from the settlement of Taramchuk using mortars of 120mm caliber.

DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko described the shelling of the Yelenovka checkpoint as a crime against humanity. "This an absolute crime against humanity. We will definitely involve the general prosecutor’s office in the investigation, as well as the people’s council and all law enforcement agencies of Donetsk People’s Republic," he said.

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