Ukraine Day 1211: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and five wounded in the previous reporting period.
Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.
Village home damaged by Russia-backed shelling. Photo by Unian
Russia-backed forces attacked Ukrainian positions 57 times in the previous reporting period, Liga.net reported, citing the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] morning dispatch.
“People spent the whole night in cellars. About 5:00 am the shells landed in the village of Grafskoye damaging a dormitory where students from the forestry college were living. The police are working at the site. In the village of Olginka in Volnovakha District, Tsentralnaya Street fell under fire from the terrorists. As a result of shelling, the sub-station was damaged and 140 homes were left without electricity. When the shells started landing in the middle of the village, resident were forced to leave home and hide in their basements.”
Ukrainian activists and ATO veterans demonstrated in support of Russian anti-corruption protesters today, Unian reported. As we reported, there were numerous arrests, including opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for marching without a permit, and some 1,500 others across Russia.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick