Residential buildings shelled in Donbas: Observers unveil photos of Russian shelling of Ukrainian town of Maryinka

14:26 Aug. 18, 2016

Observers unveil photos of Russian shelling of Ukrainian town of Maryinka

Civilian objects damaged in Mariinka (Source:

Kremlin proxies in Donbas shelled 5-storey residential building with 122 mm artillery shells

During the night between August 16 and August 17, government-controlled town of Maryinka suffered heavy attacks by Russian-controlled separatist forces, says press officer of Ukrainian side of Joint Center for Ceasefire Control and Coordination Vadym Bakai. This time, Kremlin mercenaries committed multiple fire raids from the Petrovsky district of the city of Donetsk, using mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and powerful artillery of 122 mm calibre. 

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Heavy projectiles hit multistory civilian buildings and factory facilities on the outskirts of the town. Among others, artillery caused considerable damage to the apartments on the fourth floor of a five-storey building. Ukrainian observers recorded a hole in a 75-cm thick wall measuring 108 cm high and 77 cm wide. Blast wave and debris completely destroyed the living room and damaged adjacent apartments and neighbouring houses.

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At the territory of mixed fodder plant on the outskirts of the city, the Joint Center observers found more than 10 places of explosions of artillery shells of 122 mm calibre, that damaged the metallic tower and industrial buildings. No one of local residents was killed or injured by the shelling, says press officer.

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