Skip to comments.At least 30 civilians killed by artillery attack by Kiev troops in Donetsk region - DPR
Posted on 07/12/2014 9:21:12 AM PDT by tcrlaf
About 30 civilians have been killed in an artillery attack on Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk, Igor Strelkov (Girkin), the defense minister of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said at a press conference on Saturday. "We know about 30 dead people. But not all ruins have yet been cleared. So there might be more of them. Militia sites have not been affected by the shelling. There are no losses among our fighters," Strelkov said at a press conference on Saturday.
DPR Prime Minister Alexander Borodai, who also attended the press conference, said the evacuation of civilians from Maryinka and other suburbs of Donetsk had been started.
"We are evacuating primarily children. The refugees are headed to Russia. We are talking about several hundreds of those evacuated so far," Borodai said, Interfax reports.
A lot of locals are leaving the combat area on their own, using their personal vehicles or public transport, he added.
Speaking at a press conference in Donetsk on July 10, Borodai said that "about 100,000 residents could be evacuated from some districts of Donetsk in the near future."
Over 70,000 people have already left Donetsk since the start of the crisis in eastern Ukraine, he said.
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The suburb shelled is to the far west of Donetsk, and they are likely trying to suppress the rebels near there to try and relieve the besieged airport, where it reported that the rebels took one of the two strongpoints, and 300 UK Soldiers defected to the rebels.
I heard it was reported that the separatists wear pink, and bugger each other at lunch.
Latest combat updates via Twitter:
-17 minutes ago: Combats in Torez.
-NAF destroyed 9 Ukraine BMP-1 in Aleksandrovka.
-On the outskirts of Hartsizka there is artillery shelling.
-Ukraine airforce dropped two bombs in Novolugansk
-Strelkov- east of Lisichansk, another outpost was destroyed by Mosgovoy’s unit. 1 tank and 2 BMP were destroyed, 1 tank and 1 BMP fled.
-FLASH: NAF shelled Ukraine forces in Dolzhanskiy making it lost all heavy armor.
I hope they update this article to reveal that it was not only civilians, but civilians hard at work in a baby milk factory.
Also, a mention of all the cuddly puppies and fluffy kittens that were slaughtered in this incident would be a good addition.
A couple of Twitter reports that UK troops broke through Rebel defense to the south and West of Donetsk. The situation at the airport has made them a lot more urgent.
-Ukraine forces near Saur Mogila surrounded and under fire.
-Artillery strike in Metalist, Luhansk.
-In Siversk Ukraine soldier stepped on a mine, 1 KIA, 2 WIA.
In Metalist Ukraine CP hit by mortar, 1 KIA, 4 WIA.
-NAF claims that shot down another Ukraine jet today in Gorlovka.
-Ukraine units in the areas of Zelenopillya, Dyakovo, Birkovo and Izvarino were hit by NAF GRAD shelling.
-Ukraine airstrike in Saur Mogila.
VIDEO of the area shelled, where the civilians were killed:
Makes perfect sense. And who’s going to believe their tales of their private “debriefings” with Colonel Putin then?
-During the day Aviation forces ATU has 7 air strikes on positions and convoys of fighters. Destroyed about 15 pieces of military equipment to terrorists.
Terrorists twice fired at the checkpoint near the village of Marinovka ATU force. When hit mines in SAU 2s3 akatsiya ammunition they eventually did. Two soldiers were killed.
-Mortars fired at the security forces at the Donetsk airport. Three soldiers were wounded.
-Mortars fired at roadblocks near the ATU force n.p. Makarovo and Alexandrovsk (Lugansk region). No loss
Donetsk 12 July. BING TRANSLATION:
“At dawn, about 4 o’clock in the morning rose hum multiple rocket launchers. Several times during the day renewed. Morning someone started to write on the page kidnapped Greek Catholic priest, Father Tikhon on behalf of the “Friends of Father Tikhon,” which is now moderating his page. Contact with each other, we found that it did not write his relatives, not representatives of the Church, not one of us. No one knows who wrote a gadget Father Tikhon.
Be CAREFUL! Today, my cousin said that from his construction crew kidnapped two young men while they were driving home after working for the city, presumably in violent mobilization.
Yesterday I saw this. It hurts to watch these forcibly mobilized. Each attached to a specific group and compete with each other. And he trudges crouching with fear in his eyes. They say, thrown then as cannon fodder on the front lines. Behind them are detachments standing in the best Stalinist tradition.
Today, church goers reported that on the range in the area of mine “Kuibyshev,” once again, armor was training Tank shelling bombardment.
In Donetsk, the products on the shelves becomes smaller banks, gas stations and shopping places are closed.
THE POSITIVE: In the bus, right before my eyes one activist called men to stand under the gun and fight for them. Men and boys were about twenty people. All then have turned away and stared out the window.
Seeing this, an activist of the cursed three-storied obscenities, and promised that soon will no longer ask anybody and left the bus stop. All are still silent...;
I understand that everyone wanting to fight out there is something already ended. I see this as a positive.”
Recent Tweets, including from a known Right Sector account:
Ukraine Reports that in Novoazovsk in Mariupol area a Ukrainian border guard checkpoint is under NAF attack
Apparently, the coastal (port?) border post is on fire, when Border Gaurds retreated they ran into a minefield.
Twitter Update from Lugansk:
Refinery in Luhansk is being evacuated, Air attacks on luhansk, both North and South parts
Hardly, a fair fight for Ukraine against Russian Federation and a power frreak in control of the Kremlin!
Tomorrow militants planned decisive assault to capture the airport in Donetsk, Lugansk set with a LARGE ARMORED COLUMN of the Russian Federation, ALSO WITH CONSTANT SHELLING from the Russian Federation.
BTW, PRO_RUSSIAN TERRORISTS STEALING CHILDREN AGAIN:
Tomorrow (13.07) at 9.00 as planned leaving orphans one of the orphanages in Russia Donetsk, with neither children nor the leadership of the orphanage asked, just as a fait accompli.
Evidence: another video that the gunmen were firing from the quarters inhabited by civilians Lugansk.
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