Ukraine Day 1207: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Today, 1 Ukrainian soldier was killed today and 6 wounded; 4 civilians were wounded; 1 separatist fighter was killed and 1 wounded.
Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.
Building damaged in Kamenka June 8, 2017. Photo by Ros
Russia-backed militants fired on Kamenka today, wounding a 15-year-old teenager, Unian.net reported, citing the National Police of Donetsk Region. He was taken to the hospital in Avdeyevka, then transerred to the hospital in Pokrovskoye. The boy was at his home on Svobody Street when he was hit by shrapnels from artillery fire, sustaining wounds in both legs and his chest.
The 7 soldiers wounded in yesterday’s battle on the Bakhmutka highway at Zholobok were brought to the military hospital in Dnipro. Some are in serious condition, a few were able to give interviews, Unian.net reported.
“They sent up drones which hung over us and pounded us with artillery on target. They pounded with all calibers of weapons. The front was 180 degrees, sometimes more. They wanted to cut us off.”
Doctors say he was lucky that the shrapnel shot straight through the back of his head so that he has not suffered brain damage. He had previously been severely wounded at the battle of Slavyansk in 2014, and already had pieces of shrapnel in his head.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick