The OSCE is finally seeing up close the death and damage caused by Ukraine’s war on its citizens in southeastern Ukraine… So sad. Vera Watkins, USA
Ukrainian aircraft have attacked positions of self-defense forces near Saur Mogila Hill in the east of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region. Self-defense troops are trying to repel the attack, using anti-aircraft guns.
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More than 800 disabled children and orphans are currently living in Lugansk and Donetsk regions in the area where special military operation is conducted, said on Tuesday Ukraine's presidential envoy on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the east, Irina Gerashchenko. "Today, according to the presidential administration, there are 600 orphans in Donetsk region," said in a statement.
Three Palestinians were killed in two Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, raising the toll in eight days of violence to 197 deaths, medics said.
The Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) self-defense forces have reported that Ukrainian troops resumed airstrikes on the town of Snezhnoe, there are 11 dead and 8 injured, according to Interfax. "New airstrikes are being delivered on Snezhnoe. Preliminary reports say two Su-25 attack aircraft are delivering pinpoint strikes against the town," Konstantin Knyrik, head of the South-Eastern Front information center, told reporters.
The Ukrainian elderly, who survived the Second World War, truly are the most deeply affected by the current trauma being inflicted on them, by their own countrymen. What a horrible final chapter to their lives. Patty Edwards, Moscow-Washington
Poroshenko has said he wants to kill hundreds of people in eastern Ukraine in retribution for dead Ukrainian soldiers. This is not the kind of statement a sane leader of a country makes ... I have never heard of any head of state making such stupid remarks. Steve Wojcyk, Canada
Six civilians have been killed in fighting in Lugansk over the past 24 hours, the Lugansk City Council's press service said on Sunday.
Ukrainian law enforcement units have assumed a large-scale offensive on Lugansk, the militia said.
According to the Donetsk People's Republic, Ukraine's heavy artillery shelled Donetsk all night long. Donetsk residential areas yet again came under Ukrainian army's attack.
Ukraine's heavy artillery shelled Donetsk all night long, the militia of the Donetsk People's Republic said. "The cannonade continued all through the night until 8 am. The sound of explosions was coming from all parts of Donetsk," Southeast Front spokesman Konstantin Knyrik told Interfax. "Immediate reports indicate that Grad launchers were used. Reports about casualties are being verified," Knyrik said.
The death toll from a Ukrainian attack on a miners’ village near the Trudovskaya coal mine in a suburb of Donetsk has risen to 12, the Donetsk city administration reports.
The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Ukraine's charge d'affaires in Russia on Sunday to present a strong protest over the shelling of Russian territory from the Ukrainian side of the border. The incident may have "irreversible consequences," the ministry warned in an official statement released on Sunday. Russia regards Sunday's provocation as "yet another act of aggression on the part of Ukraine against sovereign Russian territory and citizens of the Russian Federation," the statement says.
Israeli strikes on Gaza killed a teenage boy and a woman on Sunday, medics said, raising the overall death toll to 165 as the punishing air campaign entered its sixth day. According to emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra, one strike on the northern town of Jabaliya struck a house, killing a 14-year-old boy. Shortly afterwards, another strike killed a woman in the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza, he said.
Six civilians have been killed in Lugansk, eastern Ukraine, over the past 24 hours as Ukrainian troops kept shelling the city, the Lugansk administration reports.
Russia vows tough measures against Ukraine after shooting incident in Rostov region - Foreign Ministry
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.
One person has been killed and two others have been 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.
The world implored Israel and Hamas Saturday to end hostilities as warplanes pounded Gaza for a fifth straight day, killing at least 30 Palestinians, and militants replied with rockets. Both sides have brushed off calls for a truce, and Israel is building up troops and armour on the Gaza border in preparation for a possible ground invasion.