Shell that hit school in Donetsk ‘fired from militant-controlled Makiivka’

12:47, 06 November 2014
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The shell that hit a school in the militant-contolled city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing two children and injuring another four, was fired from Makiivka, which is also in insurgent territory, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis said on Twitter on Thursday.

"The shell that hit the school and killed [those] children in Donetsk was fired from territory controlled by the terrorists. We have photo evidence of it," he tweeted.

Perebyinis posted photos that he said proved that the militants were to blame for shelling the school. According to these photos, the shelling was carried out by insurgents from the occupied town of Makiivka, which is located to the east of Donetsk.

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The red line on the Google map shown above indicates the shell trajectory, as calculated by analysts at the ukraine@war blog.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on November 5 Donetsk city Council reported the deaths of two teenagers and injuries to another four as a result of the shelling of a football field near school No. 63 in Donetsk. The school is located in a city district close to the government-held Donetsk airport, which has been attacked on an almost daily basis by anti-government militants for several months.

VIDEO: Evidence indicates shell was fired from insurgent-held area

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