Militants fire on Shastya: One soldier seriously wounded, several houses burned, power lines damaged

11:48, 22 May 2015
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Russian-backed militants have fired on the town of Shastya in Luhansk region, as a result of which one soldier was wounded, several houses burned down, and a power line wass damaged, the press service of Governor of Luhansk Region Hennadiy Moskal said on Friday.


"Last night and tonight the militants fired mortars and grenade launchers intensively on the village of Shastya. They attacked from the militant-controlled village of Vesela Hora near the bridge over the Siverskiy Donets River, where the fortified positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were located," the report says.

"According to preliminary reports, at least one armored personnel carrier was hit as a result of the shelling, and one soldier was seriously wounded. Several houses were burned in a dacha cooperative area, from direct hits by missiles and grenades. The power line is damaged, so electricity is supplied by backup [generators]. One of the missiles damaged a pipeline, but it had already been repaired by the morning," the report reads.

Most of the residential areas of the village of Shastya are not within the area of active combat, and all essential utilities are working, according to the report.

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