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The column with refugees was shelled: killed 17 people

Column with refugees traveling under white flags came under fire on the morning of August 18. As stated in the press centre of the Headquarters of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, the fighters opened on refugees fire from “Grads” and mortars. The exact number of victims the military didn’t call. Today the representative of the informational-analytical centre […]

attack column with refugees Column with refugees traveling under white flags came under fire on the morning of August 18. As stated in the press centre of the Headquarters of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, the fighters opened on refugees fire from “Grads” and mortars. The exact number of victims the military didn’t call.

Today the representative of the informational-analytical centre of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine Andrey Lysenko said that in place of shelling found 15 bodies. The evening press centre of the ATO has published data about 17 victims. However, according to the staff, to pick up the bodies of all the dead experts cannot yet. The area is under-the-gun of fighters.

“In all, 17 people were killed, and only six survived. People with burns and wounds of varying severity were taken to a hospital in the town of Lutugino. The doctors are doing everything to save lives of people who are themselves still do not believe in what they left alive. The perimeter, where the column was broken, is sweep by fighters. They do not allow to get to the crime scene not only experts, but also journalists. Even take away all of the dead bodies currently not possible”, have informed in the press centre.

The press centre of the headquarters of the Anti-Terrorist Operation on the page in Facebook published files, entitled “video proofs of shelling the column with peaceful refugees”. Ukrainian soldiers who accompanied the column, doctors and affected refugees talk about what happened.

“In direct contact with two mortars mines was damaged one and destroyed another car “Zil-131″ with evacuated inhabitants, the local inhabitants from the damaged car were delivered and hospitalized”, says the captain Roman Kowalsky.

“To our hospital from the village Khryaschevatoe were delivered six civilians. Three hospitalized in the surgery, two assisted, they are located on the territory of the hospital”, said a female medic (in the video she did not introduce herself).

The woman with whom the press centre staff talked in the hospital, says: “In the second car there were about 15 people, it was exact, only we made up for them – and on us splinters”.

Acting Head of the self-proclaimed “Lugansk People’s Republic” Igor Plotnitsky, in turn, said that his “army” didn’t fire at the column, reports the Agency “Rosbalt”.

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