Ukrainian military used multiple rocket launchers to shell Slavyansk – DPR
8 June 2014, 20:00 -- Kiev regime forces used Grad multiple rocket launchers to shell the center of Slavyansk, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Rebuplic Denis Pushilin said. 'The military used Grad multiple rocket launchers to shell Slavyansk. We have no precise information about the number of casualties, except for one wounded militia fighter,' he said.
'One child was reportedly killed, but so far this information remains unconfirmed,' Pushilin replied when asked whether any children were hurt during the shelling of Slavyansk.
Artillery shells hit residential buildings in Slavyansk, 4 people killed
Four people, including a child, were killed when Ukrainian armed forces shelled Slavyansk, local militia representative told ITAR-TASS. According to him, 'shells hit residential buildings, the Alpha furniture factory, a nearby restaurant and a communications center'. Furthermore, 'many were injured by shrapnel'.
Ukrainian military shells Slavyansk, civilian casualties reported
The Ukrainian security forces have shelled the center of Slavyansk. The local militia announces that there are dead and wounded among the civilian population of the city. A representative of the Slavyansk people's militia told ITAR-TASS that during the artillery bombardment, 'shells exploded in the vicinity of the central city square, the city central administration building and the communications center.'
According to him, 'there were many people in the city center at the time of shelling – a holiday service has just ended at the church located near the square.'
'There were victims among civilians as many were injured by shrapnel,' the militia representative said without specifying the number of casualties.
Earlier, the security forces shelled the areas of Chervony Molochar, Mashchermet and the village of Semyenovka, but no serious damage was reported there. In retaliation the militia forces attacked the Ukrainian military forces and elements of the Ukrainian National Guard deployed at Mount Karachun.
Blast goes off at gas filling station in Slavyansk - self-defense activists
A shell hit a gas filling station in Slavyansk on Sunday, sparking a fire, self-defense representatives told Interfax.
'A powerful explosion went off and a fire broke out when a shell hit a gas filling station outside the town of Artyomovsk. Causalities were reported,' they said.
Battles under way near Ukraine's Slavyansk and Kramatorsk
Shooting resumed Sunday morning in the area of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, the headquarters of Slavyansk self-defense forces told RIA Novosti. 'Battles are now under way on the outskirts of Kramatorsk, in the area of the Yasnogorovsky state farm, as well as on the outskirts of Slavyansk, near the Mashmet,' the militia informed.
The Ukrainian army continues to bombard Slavyansk (the centre and the districts of Artem and Vostochny), and its suburbs - Yampil and Semyenovka. The security forces use mortars and self-propelled launchers Tulip.
Yesterday, one of the shells hit the paint shop of the Betonmash plant in Slavyansk, and started a fire, which was being extinguished for about three hours. There are also reports about the use of multiple rocket launcher systems Grad in the village of Nikolaevka, to the West of Slavyansk. According to deputy commander of the Slavyansk militia, Fedor Berezin, the information about the use of the Grad 'has to be confirmed yet,' but it is known that a few days ago, the Ukrainian army has already shelled the city of Slavyansk from the Grad systems.
'There is one wounded militiaman. I've talked on the phone with one of the lightly wounded, he continues to fight. That's what people are like over there,' Berezin said to RIA Novosti.
Ukraine's armed forces resume heavy shelling of Semyonovka village near Slavyansk
Ukrainian troops have resumed massive artillery shelling of the Semyonovka village near Slavyansk, the Donetsk region, from heavy guns. A representatives of the self-defence forces told Itar-Tass on Sunday that the fire, presumably from the Grad multiple rocket launchers, was coming from Raigorodok settlement.
On June 7, a shell hit the Betonmash plant in Slavyansk causing fire in a workshop that manufactures paints, varnishes and lacquers. The self-defence forces said that two shells had also hit the building of the local Institute of High Voltage and a car wash in the Artyom district.
Meanwhile, Slavyansk is having problems with drinking water.
'The damaged water pipe has not yet been repaired. Only those who have stored water in bottles or have their own wells have drinking water,' the self-defence forces said, adding that most neighborhoods in Slavyansk were without electricity. With the coming of dusk, the Ukrainian troops use illuminating flares.
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