The Week from Hell: Ukraine’s Incessant Shelling of Gorlovka Killed 4 Civilians and Wounded 7 Others

Translated by Ollie Richardson


Ukrainian artillery continues to strike blows on the civilians of Donbass and their houses. 
This was stated by the press service of the DPR representation in the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination and in the negotiation process.

Thus, as a result of morning [May 20th – ed] shelling a resident of the settlement of Zaitsevo in the north of Gorlovka was wounded [at the time of translation the victim is still alive – ed].

“A 76-year-old civilian was wounded. Their house was hit as a result of Zaitsevo being shelled at 06:30. Shrapnel wounds to the lower extremities and right hand,” wrote the head of Gorlovka Ivan Prikhodko on his page on the social network “VKontakte”.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR, the wounded person was taken to the second city hospital.

From May 13th to 20th alone Gorlovka and the neighbouring settlements, where during the past week the UAF’s shelling hasn’t abated – even during daylight hours, four civilians died [2 died on May 19th, 1 died on May 18th, 1 died on May 16th – ed] and seven more were wounded.

According to official figures, just for the last week the number of killed and wounded civilians as a result of UAF shelling is 11 people.

The mayor of Gorlovka Ivan Prikhodko also reported that since May 1st of the current year in Gorlovka and nearby settlements 107 houses were destroyed.

“To say that the situation is difficult is to say nothing at all. Every day we have killed and wounded. Just tonight a man and a woman died, and one more person was wounded in the morning. Since May 1st 107 houses were destroyed, and it was only succeeded to restore 8 of them,” commented Ivan Prikhodko.

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