Ukrainian troops shoot civilians at Gorlovka checkpoint, shell DPR positions

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December 14, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

Novorossiya – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

On the morning of December 14th, Ukrainian soldiers shot at a bus carrying civilians at the Mayorskoe checkpoint near Gorlovka. This has been reported by the Donetsk People’s Republic’s security agencies. As a result of the firing, one civilian was killed and two were injured. Another passenger died at the scene from a heart attack. 

“This morning, at the Mayorskoe checkpoint, Ukrainian troops opened fire on a bus with civilians coming from the territory of the DPR,” a source in the agency said.

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According to the source, as a result of Kalashnikov rifle fire, one passenger was killed and another was wounded. The incident took place on territory controlled by the Ukrainian military. “The fire came from a Kalashnikov rifle,” the source stated.

The acting head of the Gorlovka administration, Ivan Prikhodko, later reported the death of another passenger from the shot-up bus: “One of the bus’ passengers was shot by Ukrainian troops, another died on the scene from a heart attack. Two other received injuries,” he said.

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The operational command has reported that Ukrainian militants opened mortar fire on DPR positions immediately after the bus shooting, provoking retaliatory actions. 

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