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 self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) officials announced that residents of some Donetsk districts are suburban areas are being evacuated in an orderly manner due to constant artillery strikes carried out by Ukrainian troops, reports Interfax.
Of the 172 Palestinians killed in seven days and nights after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, around 30 percent are women and children. The count by dpa is based on a list of the fatalities provided by Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra.
Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine the government of the Russian Federation, the Russian Armed Forces, the president of the Russian Federation and Russia's leaders have dealt with the threat to Russia's national security strictly within the guidelines of international and national law, in keeping with all international norms and conventions, within the framework of the United Nations and its charter and have maintained the moral and ethical high ground.
Ukrainian law enforcement units have launched another attack on both Lugansk and a Donetsk suburb using Grad launchers, Interfax reports the self-defense forces of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as saying on Sunday. "Immediate reports suggest that Ukrainian forces are storming the city from Aleksandrovka in an offensive supported by 50 tanks and two fighter bombers," a spokesman for the self-defense command in Lugansk told Interfax
Six civilians have been killed in fighting in Lugansk over the past 24 hours, the Lugansk City Council's press service said on Sunday.
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.
Three shells from the Ukrainian side hit the town of Donetsk in Russia's Rostov region on Sunday, an Interfax correspondent reports from the scene.
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.
About 30 civilians have been killed in an artillery attack on Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk, Igor Strelkov (Girkin), the defense minister of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said at a press conference on Saturday. "We know about 30 dead are people but not all ruins have been cleared yet. So there might be more. Militia sites were not affected by the shelling. There are no losses among our fighters," Strelkov said at a press conference on Saturday.
The Ukrainian army onslaught in the eastern regions of the country forced the anti-government militia to fall back to the regional capital Donetsk. They vow to defend the city to the last man. If Ukrainian forces decide to storm Donetsk, the city, with a population of one million. may be razed to the ground, becoming a new Sarajevo.
Shelling of the district center of Maryinka on the outskirts of Donetsk defended by the militia has resumed, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports Saturday. Earlier, it was reported that on Friday evening and on the night of Saturday, the Ukrainian army bombarded Maryinka, where the militia is deployed. At least four civilians were killed. Now, the city has no water. Bombs have also hit residential five-story buildings.
About one hundred people came to the Fontaine des Innocents in central Paris on Friday evening to take part in an action for peace in Ukraine. The rally was dedicated to the memory of children who are killed in the zone of combat operation in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Participants - residents of Ukraine, Russia and France - were holding candles and photos of children killed or wounded amidst the hostilities in Ukraine. Slogans in Ukrainian, Russian and French read "Stop the War," "Say No to Inhumanity."
On a meeting with a US Justice Department team in Philadelphia, a group of people lashed out at the Police Department for a long history of unlawful shootings of blacks by white police officers. Angry citizens - most of them African American, including several mothers who said their sons had been shot by the police – were present at the meeting, Philly.com reported.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has confirmed the use of military air power during its punitive operation in the southeast of the country. This was reported on the Ministry's official website. The bombings were carried out in the area of the Lugansk airport. by US political analyst Mark Sleboda says this only illustrates that Ukraine's leader Petr Poroshenko could not be trusted: he first says that he is ready for dialog, that he wants peace, and then orders to continue the onslaught in eastern Ukraine.
Kiev hinders the investigation of the tragic events in Odessa and other cases of human rights violations in Ukraine, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich has said.
There is almost no attention being paid to the humanitarian catastrophe that is occurring in Ukraine in the western media. On a daily basis the issue is ignored, downplayed, obfuscated or denied by officials, organizations and the media. Those who are bombing their own citizens into oblivion continue to act with malfeasance and complete impunity as they carry out their war crimes and their merciless punitive operation against their own civilians.
Residential building has come under artillery fire in Lugansk, according to the Lugansk City Council. "According to the 15-77 anti-crisis center, a shell hit the corner of the residential house, between the eighth and ninth floors at number six in Sudokholska Street. No one was killed or injured, Interfax reports.
An Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City killed four people on Tuesday, medics said, changing the death toll to five. "Four people were killed in a Israli strike on a civilian car in the Daraj neighbourhood in the center of Gaza City," emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP. Earlier Tuesday an Israeli air strike on the central Gaza Strip killed a Palestinian man, an emergency services spokesman said.