Ukraine Day 1208: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Two civilians were wounded in Russia-backed shelling of Maryinka tonight. Reports were received that 7-8 Ukrainian border guards suffered concussions in yesterday’s attack on Sartana.
Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.
Commandant’s office in Sartana damaged by Russia-backed fighters’ shelling on June 8, 2017. Photo by JCCC
At about midnight this evening Russia-backed forces fired on residential areas of Maryinka, wounded a man and woman, Liga.net reported, citing the Joint Center for Coordination and Control. They were taken to the hospital in Krakhovo.
Translation: #accident 8 border guards of the Donetsk Border Service sustained concussions during shelling of Sartana by militants.
Liga.net reported that the Ukrainian side of the JCCC was concerned about Russian disinformation reports spread in the last few days that Ukrainian military were preparing a “false flag” shelling of Avdeyevka. They claimed Ukrainian and foreign TV crews were coming to report the fake attack.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick