Donetsk Shooting Leaves 'at least 30' Dead - Report

World | May 27, 2014, Tuesday // 09:24| Views: | Comments: 4
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Donetsk Shooting Leaves 'at least 30' Dead - Report Photo by EPA/BGNES

At least 30 people were killed after a truck carrying wounded rebels from Donetsk airport was attacked in Ukraine's Donetsk region, according to Russian media reports.

The incident took place as unidentified people used a grenade launcher against the vehicle which was making its way to a hospital, claiming the lives of those inside, as ITAR-TASS reports, citing a private TV channel's correspondent.

Officials from the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" in southeastern Ukraine have confirmed these accounts, without specifying whether the perpetrators were Ukrainian troops.

The Voice of Russia even puts the death toll at 35 with 15 wounded, obviously including people from outside the truck to the victims.

Latest developments in the Donetsk region come as the country has held its early presidential elections on May 25, with billionaire Petro Poroshenko winning by a landslide in the first round.

Monday saw fierce skirmishes in the area of the Donetsk airport, while the "People's Republic" itself declared martial law following the Kiev government's decision to extend the so-called "anti-terrorist" operation against pro-Russian rebels in the region.

Ukraine's agency UNIAN quotes officials in charge of the operation as saying that fighting around the airport has come to an end, with terrorists being "annihilated" after refusing to obey orders to leave the airport.

Denis Pushilin, who heads the "Donetsk People's Republic", has meanwhile fled the rebel-held administration building in Donetsk, heading for an unknown location.

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Ukraine, Donetsk, Donetsk People's Republic, Donetsk airport, Denis Pushilin, Kiev, pro-Russian rebels, Petro Poroshenko, anti-terrorist
Advertisement All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (4)
sa-sha - 28 May 2014 // 11:50:28

.....was that woman, as well as many other women, men, children, killed by "Russian fascists"?... imo, Yane "has declared" that Russia must send in the army in order to stop the barbaric extermination of civilians, which is effected Right Now by the real killer, the "freely elected" American marionette "PP".

Yanes Addiction - 28 May 2014 // 07:10:00

Yane has declared, the killing is to be carried out by Russian fascists. What a backward point of view.

Yane - 28 May 2014 // 00:34:53

Putin, send in the army! Enough with this killing of people in Ukraine by the Maidan fascists!

Yane - 28 May 2014 // 00:31:19

Civilians killed

Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria