Homes in Podlesnoye Damaged by Russia-Backed Shell Fire

February 24, 2018
Tree damaged by Russia-backed shelling in Podlesnoye Feb 24. Photo by ATO

Ukraine Day 1467: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Homes were damaged in Podlesnoye (Pidlesne) and environs from Russia-backed shelling in the previous reporting period. Power and gas were knocked out as was cell phone coverage for a time.

Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.

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Homes in Podlesnoye Damaged by Russia-Backed Shell Fire

Damaged home in Podlesnoye. Photo by ATO

While today was quiet on the front line, in the previous reporting period there were 13 attacks on Ukrainian positions, including artillery fire on Luganskoye and Podlesnoye, where three homes were damaged.

The frontline town of Avdeyevka and 7 other villages in Yasinovatsky District in Donetsk Region were left without gas and electricity, Liga.net reported. Vodaphone, the mobile carrier was also down but then restored later.

Russia-backed forces fired 122-mm mortars on Luganskoye, which damaged the power lines and knocked the transformer out of line. State emergency services brought food and medicines to the area and helped repair homes. The Defense Ministry interviewed residents in the area.

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission noted that a humanitarian convoy crossed into Ukraine from Russia but they were not allowed access to it.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick¬†