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A resident of Kievsky district of Donetsk Viktoriya Aleksandrovna Zueva, who helped reporters and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) rescuers during the shelling of the residential area on January 31st, was awarded the medal “For Aid in Rescue”. On February 7th, DPR Emergency Situations Minister Aleksey Kostrubitskiy personally presented the woman with the medal, as the press service of the Emergency Situation Ministry informed.
According to the ministry, the award ceremony took place in the city hospital, where the woman is staying after being injured in the shelling. Firefighters from the 4th Firefighting Department of Kievsky district, whom she saved, also visited her.
On January 31st, 2017, a group of Russian and DPR reporters together with DPR Emergency Situation Ministry rescuers came under the heavy artillery fire in Kievsky district of Donetsk.
During the shelling, the district resident Viktoriya Zueva opened the entrance hall, which was closed, and helped the entire group down to the basement, where the injured Donetsk News Agency reporter and LifeNews Television Channel cameraman found shelter. Some time later, another Ukrainian shell exploded, injuring the woman. On that day, the Ukrainian army specifically targeted Zueva’s house, firing a full salvo from a “Grad” multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), 2 “Uragan” MLRS rockets, as well as several heavy artillery shells and a 120mm mortar rounds.
Source: Donetsk News Agency