The correspondent of the TV channel “Izvestia” Alexander Safiulin on June 13 showed the consequences of the strike of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) on a school in Donetsk.
“This is how the consequences of arrivals in the office look like. One of the shells fell here, look, instead of a wall there is now a huge hole, all the desks are torn apart, everything is covered in glass. It was lucky that at that moment the children were on distance learning, there were no lessons here,” the journalist said.
As director of the school Olga Rachinskaya clarified, there were teachers in the building at the time of the impact.
“The blast wave, then, as it turned out, threw me onto the jamb of the door. I did not understand what was happening, I decided, my head was spinning. Wanted to leave, the second was distributed. Immediately screams, groans, the school was filled with some incomprehensible sounds. I jumped out into the corridor, young teachers ran towards me, covered in blood. In general, it was very scary, ”the woman shared.
Earlier in the day, the representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire was informed that the Ukrainian military fired at Donetsk from Grad multiple launch rocket systems, firing 10 shells. In addition, on Monday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire from “Gradov” in the Kirovsky district of Donetsk, 20 rockets were fired.
Also on Monday, the deputy head of the People’s Militia Department of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Eduard Basurin, said that the massive shelling of Donetsk, including the city center, began after Kyiv began to receive heavy weapons from Western countries. According to him, there were no such “barbaric” attacks in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Basurin noted that over the past ten days, Donetsk has been shelled using 155 mm artillery, as well as Smerch and Grad multiple launch rocket systems.
On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect Donbass. The operation began against the backdrop of the aggravated situation in the region in mid-February. The authorities of the DPR and LPR reported increased shelling by Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of civilians in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the relevant decrees.
Since 2014, the Kyiv authorities have been conducting a military operation against the inhabitants of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup d’état and the new government in Ukraine.
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