Avdiivka under tank fire: homes destroyed

By Novosti Donbas [Donbas News]
03.17.2016
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

“On March 17, militants fired a tank attack on Avdiivka,” deputy head of the National Police in Ukraine [and head of the National Police branch in Donetsk region], Vyacheslav Abroskin, wrote on his Facebook page.

“Avdiivka. At 15:25 [3:25 am EET], “DNR” fighters shot from tanks onto the old part of the city. Houses were ruined at 95 Metallurgist and 63 Zavodskaya streets,” he wrote.

At the same time, Abroskin noted that there were no casualties.

“Miraculously, people did not suffer because they were not in the houses, but taking care of things in the yard,” he explained.

An investigative-operational group is at work on-site.

Source: Novosti Donbas

A post from today on Abroskin’s Facebook page adds that at 17:20 [5:20 am EET] “DNR” militants started shooting on the old part of Avdiivka and houses were destroyed once more. From one of these homes, police evacuated an 88-year old blind man (born 1929), who miraculously survived.

 

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