Elenovka village and checkpoint shelling a crime against humanity – DPR Head

27.04.2016, Elenovka.

The Head of Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko arrived to Elenovka village, which was shelled by Ukrainian forces, presumably, Aidar punitive battalion, last night. He claimed that the shelling of the village and checkpoint, in which 4 civilians, including a pregnant woman, were killed, and 8 were wounded, is a crime against humanity, Donetsk News Agency reports.

At least six houses and a hospital were damaged as a result of shelling of Elenovka village. According to preliminary data, punitive forces shelled the village by mortars.

The shelling was not an accident, said DPR Deputy Defense Minister Eduard Basurin. There was no DPR military in the area. A Ukrainian drone conducting recon over Elenovka village and checkpoint was spotted before the shelling.


Source: Donetsk News Agency (2, 3, 4)

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