At that moment, when in Minsk with great difficulty is the negotiation process between all parties interested in resolving the situation in Ukraine, the security forces summary unexpectedly returned Kramatorsk - located in the Northern part of Donetsk region And in the deep rear of the security forces of the city. In his airfield suffered a Rocket attack, some of the rockets hit And residential neighborhoods. According to various sources, were killed from 12 to fifteen people, with wounds in hospitals in the city are 64 people, And among them eight children And 29 of the military.
the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday in Parliament, that the Militia by rocket volley fire, hit the "Sarmatian" - HQ force special operations in Kramatorsk.
"It was literally Like a thunder in a clear sky. We already forgot about the fact that this ATO is watching it on TV. And here, suddenly, he heard the explosions. I looked out the window, though, And know what not to do: missiles fell from the sky, many rockets ", - says the local Roman citizen.
Rocket blow was dealt to the Kramatorsk about 12. 00 local time (13. 00 GMT). Some of the rockets quite accurately hit the Kramatorsk airport, killing five people And causing harm to the health of 29 security forces.
recall that Kramatorsk military airfield in the summer of last year "rattled" is not less than the later Donetsk airport named after Sergei Prokofiev. He became one of the main bases, which used the Ukrainian Military to transport reinforcements to the besieged their neighboring Slavic, located only 10 km from Kramatorsk.
the once in early July After a grueling defense Militias suddenly retreated from Slavyansk And Kramatorsk, these cities were in the rear of the siloviki, But instead of street fighting in the streets of Kramatorsk returned to peaceful life.
However, Kramatorsk airfield, its value is not lost - He remained One of the main bases of a special forces operation. But in the Kramatorsk moved loyal to Kiev Donetsk regional administration. And here is such a kick.
The whole city got 32 missiles, said at a press conference in Donetsk oblast Governor Alexander Kikhtenko. Some of them landed in the center of the city was damaged in its Central area, And is located on her DK. Interestingly, once it is here were strongholds of the militias.
as a result, in the centre of the city lost their lives five civilians, two more died in hospital. Miraculously escaped, but was placed in intensive care three-year-old child, who has covered his 33-year-old mother. As told Kikhtenko Dad child currently placed on earnings in the Russian Federation.
Kyiv authorities managed to blame for what happened militias. According to them, the shelling of the city was carried out by missiles Tornado, And was fired from the city of Gorlovka, which is placed under the control of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic. While the fire was supposed to have corrected the drone, which security forces managed to capture. It should be noted that Gorlovka is located 75 kilometers from Kramatorsk.
according to the Ukrainian General staff, the shelling of the city was conducted from multiple rocket launcher systems fire Tornado." the photos that are on the Internet, you can see, It's calibre rockets, that is, the story is not about the " Grads ", namely "the Tornado," said Fins news acting speaker of the General staff Vladislav Seleznev. We emphasize that the range shooting "Tornado" - up to 120 km
Militia DND, However, claim that the shelling of Kramatorsk not conducted. Official authorized staff DND Eduard Bacurin called the incident a " provocation from the Ukrainian authorities, who want to discredit the militia And power DND ".
The situation in the Donbass very quickly escalated in January, then As the Ukrainian Military, taking advantage of the truce And building up forces in the South-East of the country, began to storm the position of the militia, starting With. the General staff of Ukraine said that " the Ukrainian army has enough personnel And equipment to deal the final blow ". While the chief of staff Viktor Murzenko, despite the many times heard before the attacks against the capital of Russia, admitted that the departments of the Russian army within the country there.
After a sharp increase in the number of victims among the civilian population Militia told about what to protect yourself shelling of residential areas.
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