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Ukraine's Grad Rocket Launchers Shell Russia's Rostov Region – Border Security Service

RIA Novosti

9K51 BM-21 Grad (Hail) MLRS

13:22 02/08/2014

ROSTOV-ON-DON, August 2 (RIA Novosti) – Nine shells have been fired from Ukraine's Grad multiple rocket launchers, according to preliminary reports, and exploded on the territory of Tarasovsky District in Russia's Rostov Region, Vasily Malev, a representative of the Russian Security Service in the Rostov Region told RIA Novosti Saturday.

"Nine craters were detected in the area of the Mityakinskaya village [Rostov Region]. The fragments of shells presumably indicate that they were fired from Grad multiple rocket launchers," Malev said.

The incident resulted in no casualties.

Since the beginning of the special military operation launched by Kiev to suppress independence supporters in the east of Ukraine, the clashes in the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions neighboring the Russian border have become more frequent.

The Russian-Ukrainian border has been hit multiple times by the Ukrainian artillery and mortar fire. In a more recent incident, one civilian died and two more were injured in the Russian city of Donetsk in the Rostov region bordering eastern Ukraine.

On July 30, Rostov's regional government reported that since the military operation in southeastern Ukraine started, one person has been killed and nine injured as a result of Ukrainian shelling of the Russian territory.

Moscow condemned the attacks, saying that such provocations may have irreversible consequences.

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