Ukraine Day 1195: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. A record 8 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded today, as well as one separatist fighter and a civilian woman.
Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.
He said 82-mm and 152-mm mortars were fired on Golmovsky, Dolomitnoye, Ozeryanovka, Zaytsevo, Zheleznaya Balka as well as Telmanova, Sakhanka, Bezymyonnoye, Leninskoye, Nikolayevka and Oktyabr.
Baturin also said a civilian woman, born 1941, was injured in Staromikhailovka.
Staromikhailovka (Staromykhailivka), a town 20 km west of Donetsk, is under separatist control, and was likely struck by Ukrainian military shelling.
Sergey Loboda, the local administrator, posted pictures today of homes damaged in Staromikhailovka on the town’s VKontakte page. He did not mention any injuries nor did those posting to this thread.
There was a report of a funeral of a separatist and possibly others killed.
Translation: In Yasinovataya Center today, an orc was buried, age 25. There were 7 of them. In one instant, they said.
Ukrainians call the separatists “orcs”. There was no other source on this report.
There was also a report of explosions around Debaltsevo.
Translation: Restless night in Debaltsevo.
And Russian armor was seen on the rails in Rostov.
Translation: Rostov-on-Don, May 27.
Earlier this month, four people having a barbecue in their back yard were killed by Russia-backed shelling of Avdeyevka. One person was severely injured and is fighting for his life.
Translation: on the state of health of Artyom Churakov, who was severely wounded 5/13/17 in Avdeyevka, when 4 people were killed.
For all those worried about Artyom, a few words.
He continues to remained in stable but serious condition. He is conscious, and recognizing relatives and friends. But he continues to battle a temperature, a consequence of the explosion and an infection. Everything will be fine! We believe in him and you and ask you to also continue to help with reposts and prayers. A kind word. [Address of his sister to send material help].
o Shtepa to Remain in Prison
Nelya Shtepa, the defiant former mayor of Slavyansk, was removed by a judge from a court room in Kharkiv today due to “disrespect to the court,” Gordonua.com reported.
Shtepa was detailed July 11, 2014 and charged with “violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine” and “creation of a terrorist group or organization” for collaborating with separatist leader and Russian former FSB agent Igor Girkin, known as Strelkov.
The judges were removed from the case at the petition of the lawyer. This is already the 4th time judges have been disqualified from the case, which means the trial will start from the very beginning again.
She faces life imprisonment.
o Police Discover Fraud in Construction Permit in Avdeyevka
Police have uncovered a scheme whereby members of a local tender commission issued a construction job contract to a company not qualified for the job, Gordonua.com reported.
Pavlo Zherebriysky, the head of the Donetsk Region Military and Civilian Administration, has vowed to rebuild all damaged homes in Avdeyevka. He said the roofs would be put on houses that required it by June, along with new windows to replace those shattered by Russia-backed shelling.
o Gas Explosion in Kiev Injures 3
As a result of an explosion of a gas canister in a building in Kiev, three people were hospitalized, Gordonua.com reported.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
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