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Mourning day due to tragic casualties during terrorist shelling of outskirts of Mariupol yesterday

 October 15, 2014

New example of terrorist cynicism – shelling of burial procession on the outskirts of Mariupol killed 7 people, 18 more got wounded

Mourning day due to tragic casualties during terrorist shelling of outskirts of Mariupol yesterday

Spokesperson for Information and Analysis Center of National Security and Defense Council colonel Andriy Lysenko reported this during daily press briefing in Kyiv.

Today Mariupol declared a day mourning due to tragic casualty during terrorist shelling of the settlement of Sartana on October 14.

It was determined that before the shelling Russian drone had carried out active aerial reconnaissance. At 02.30 pm terrorists began shelling one of positions of border guards with ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launcher system. There were no losses among border guards after the shelling.

The shelling was corrected from the drone. There was burial procession on the outskirts of the village and terrorists shifted their shelling to that location. The shell hit right into the procession killing 7 people. 18 more got injured.

Simultaneously terrorists shelled positions of the forces of anti-terrorist operation near another 2 settlements on the outskirts of Mariupol. Ukrainian militant did not get injures.

Tendency of aerial reconnaissance

In general, the tendency of active aerial reconnaissance near Mariupol continue to exist. Flying of drones was registered 10 times. They were flying in direction to Mariupol, near Donetsk city and along the administrative border with occupied Crimea.

In addition, UN armed forces registered flying of helicopters along administrative border with Crimea and along the border of Sumy oblast [north to Luhansk and Kharkiv oblasts]. Helicopters did not violate Ukrainian air space. Electronic surveillance plane was registered flying near Donetsk.

During the last day, 12 servicemen of Ukrainian Armed Forces got wounded.

Source: National Security and Defense Council


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