Ukraine Continues To Shell Russian Territory
August 15, 2014
Shell Fired From Ukraine Falls in Russia’s Rostov Region
ROSTOV-ON-DON: A shell fired across the border with Ukraine has fallen on the territory of Russia’s Rostov Region, a source at local law enforcement agencies said late Thursday.
“A shell-hole was found in the village of Avilo-Fedorovka. The shell apparently was fired from the Ukrainian territory,” the source said.
The site was cordoned off. The police will search the area on Friday morning, according to the source.
The Russian-Ukrainian border has been hit multiple times by Ukrainian artillery in the nearly four-months-long standoff between Ukraine’s national troops and eastern independence supporters, refusing to recognize the legitimacy of the new government.
On August 10, the Russian border control registered about 15 munition explosions, which came from the Ukrainian side. They exploded just 300 meters (984 feet) away from the town of Mityakinskaya. On Tuesday, Ukrainian shells landed near the village of Kuybyshevo, Rostov Region.
In total, one person has been killed and nine injured on the Russian territory as a result of Ukrainian shelling since the military operation in southeastern Ukraine began.