Tuesday, December 19 2017 22:19 EET
ATO HQ: Russian proxies cynical shelling of Novoluhanske on the eve of the St. Nickolas Day led to casualties among civilians - evidence of war crimes
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Russian proxies shell Novoluhanske from territory of occupied Horlivka on the eve of the St. Nickolas Day, on December 18, 2017, according to the press centre of the ATO HQ.

At 05:00 p.m. the Russian proxies cynically opened fire, targeting Novoluhanske village (Luhansk direction) from occupied Horlivka.

Pro-Russian militants shelled Ukrainian civilians using multiple rocket launchers BM-21 ‘Grad’.

According to the preliminary information, they launched attacks (40 rounds) from occupied Horlivka, injuring 8 civilians, damaging 37 private houses and 10 five-storey buildings. One child diagnosed with psychological trauma.

Social and private infrastructure facilities are heavily damaged. Several rounds hit the school, childcare centre, and local polyclinic yards. A half of the village is cut off electricity; a part of the gas pipeline is also damaged.

Ukrainian army took measures to evacuate local citizens and bring the fire under control. A humanitarian centre, mobile kitchen trailers, warming centres are working from the morning, December 19.

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