Junta Unleashes Artillery Barrage Against Ukrainian Village
May 12, 2014
Ukrainian troops open artillery fire at village of Adreyevka, Donetsk region – headquarters of Donetsk region’s self-defense forces
MOSCOW: The Donetsk region’s self-defense forces are saying the Ukrainian troops have opened fire on the village of Andreyevka, a suburb of Slovyansk, using heavy mortars and howitzer weapons.
“The enemy has opened fire on the village of Andreyevka using artillery weapons such as heavy mortars and howitzer weapons. We also have information that the enemy is using combat helicopters there to cover them,” a representative of the self-defense forces’ headquarters told Interfax.
The self-defense forces are now checking information on the people killed in the attack.
“Some people may have been killed in the attack. Some people have been wounded. We are now verifying this information,” the source said.
May 12, 2014
NATO to support Ukraine in conducting defense reforms, protecting infrastructure
Brussels: NATO could help Ukraine to strengthen its defense reforms and the protection of critical infrastructure, and NATO’s greatest responsibility is to protect and defend the populations and territories of its members, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in Poland on May 8, 2014.