13 July 2014, 11:29

Russia vows tough measures against Ukraine after shooting incident in Rostov region - Foreign Ministry

Russia vows tough measures against Ukraine after shooting incident in Rostov region - Foreign Ministry

Russia is considering a tough response in the wake of a shooting incident in its southern Rostov region where a shell fired from the Ukrainian side of the border hit a house, killing one person, Deputy Foreign Miniser Grigory Karasin said on Sunday. "We are investigating the incident. It's a sign of a dangerous rise in tension on the border. This is a qualitatively higher degree of danger to our citizens… Therefore, our demarches will be tough and precise. But first, we need to clarify all the circumstances of the incident," the diplomat said.

On Sunday morning, one person was killed and two others wounded after shells fired from the Ukrainian side hit several houses in the town of Donetsk in Russia's southern Rostov region, bordering Ukraine.

Russia's Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case in relation to the death of a man in the Donetsk district of the Rostov region after a shell from Ukrainian territory exploded, spokesman for the committee Vladimir Markin told Interfax on Sunday.

The investigative department of the committee for the Southern Federal District launched a criminal group murder enquiry into the case of two or more persons acting in a manner dangerous to the public, he said.

Markin said that a shell flew into the yard of a private homestead in the town of Donetsk, Rostov region, on July 13, killing a man who was born in 1968. In addition, a woman was injured by the shock wave.

Shell fired from Ukraine hits house in Russia, one dead

One person has been killed and two others wounded in the town of Donetsk in Russia's southern Rostov region by a shell fired from Ukraine, the RIA Novosti reports, citing a police source.

Several shells were fired from the Ukrainian side of the border, one hit a house, killing a civilian and wounding two others, the source said.

Russian investigators are working on the scene of the Ukraine triggered shelling, which targeted a private house in Donetsk, the Russian Investigative Committee said Sunday.

A police source, confirmed the events.

Another source in the region said that Ukrainian shells had targeted two houses in Russia's Donetsk. According to preliminary reports, a man died and an elderly woman was wounded. They were from separate houses.

Russia's Donetsk border checkpoint remains shut as shooting from Ukrainian side continues

Russia's Donetsk checkpoint remains closed since Saturday due to shooting from Ukrainian territory, the RIA Novosti news agency reports with reference to a spokesman for the Rostov Department of the Federal Border Service, Vasily Malayev.

"We planned to reopen the checkpoint at 9:00 am [local time], but couldn't do that because shooting from the Ukrainian side," he said.

On Sunday morning, a shell fired from Ukraine hit a house in the Rostov region, killing one person and wounding two others, the spokesman said.

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