Russia-Backed Forces Shell Maryinka, Destroy Buildings

October 2, 2017
Destruction of home in Maryinka from Russia-backed shelling, October 2, 2017. Photo by Ukrainian JCCC

Ukraine Day 1323: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Russia-backed forces destroyed residential buildings in Maryinka in a shelling attack.

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Russia-Backed Forces Shell Maryinka, Destroy Buildings

Home damaged in Maryinka. Photo by Ukrainian JCCC 

Russia-backed forces attacked 7 times, pounding Shirokino, Vodyanoye and Pavlopol on the Maritime line with heavy machine guns and anti-tank grenades, the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] reported in its evening dispatch on Facebook.

At about 11:30 am, militants fired on ATO positions near Maryinka, using grenade-launchers and heavy machine guns, striking the residential sector. As a result, the walls of homes and sheds were destroyed.

The Ukrainian side of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported in detail on the damage to homes in Maryinka and uploaded photos.

On the Donetsk line, heavy machine guns and small arms were used to attack Mayorsk. Peski and Neveslskoye were also attacked.

The ATO reported that homes were also damaged in Mayorks. 

On the Lugansk line, 82-mm mortars were fired near Krymskoye.
There were no Ukrainian casualties.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick

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