On May 7th, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the village of Sakhanka in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Five civilians were injured in the attack, including two children, a representative of the DPR in the Joint Center for Monitoring and Coordinating the Ceasefire told reporters.
“Today, at 11:30 (Moscow time), the armed forces of Ukraine opened fire on the village of Sakhanka. Five people, including two teenagers, were injured as a result of shelling,” the agency’s representative said.
According to him, the victims were taken to the Novoazovsk central district hospital, where they received first aid, after which several wounded were taken to the republican trauma hospital in Donetsk.
In total, the Ukrainian Armed Forces violated the ceasefire 14 times throughout that day only.
Those injured in Sakhanka were engaged in the restoration of the monument to the heroes of the World War 2 when they came under fire. The project fell approximately 30 meters away from them.
Three more civilians were injured near the village of Golubovskoye in the Luhansk People’s Republic. They were bringing coal to the village. They were fired upon by the Ukrainian Armed Forces with an anti-tank missile. All of them were hospitalized.
Below are photographs of the children that were injured in the Sakhanka incident. There is also a video.
Just three days earlier, on May 4th, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the village of Aleksandrovka. Three children were injured as a result.
“Today at 17:35, UAF opened fire on Aleksandrovka. Within 15 minutes, 30 shots from BMP-2 were fired at civilian homes. As a result, three children, seven and ten-year-old girls who were at home at the time of the shelling, were injured at the address Gorky St., 368a,” the message said.
At the time of the COVID-19, and amid loud calls for peace, even from the side of the Ukrainian Government, actions such as these continue, with civilians being very clearly and openly targeted by the “patriotic” Ukrainian Armed Forces.
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