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Heavy shell strike caught on street camera in Ukraine (VIDEO)

Published time: July 02, 2014 10:23
Edited time: July 02, 2014 11:11
Still from a video uploaded on YouTube

Still from a video uploaded on YouTube

An exploding Ukrainian artillery shell that hit the city of Severodonetsk has been caught on CCTV. The city is one of many attacked by Ukrainian troops in the latest offensive against southeast regions of the country.

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The video, published Wednesday, shows a moment from the shelling that happened a day before. The shell hits right next to a one-story building, sending a blast-wave and a cloud of smoke and dust in all directions.

Severodonetsk is a city of 110,000 residents in the Lugansk Region. Troops loyal to Kiev started bombarding it with heavy weapons as part of a major offensive launched by President Petro Poroshenko at midnight on Monday.

Kiev has intensified its military crackdown on the Lugansk and Donetsk regions, where armed militias have risen up in the wake of the February armed coup in Kiev to oppose the new government. The two-month campaign led to hundreds of people, many of them civilians, being killed, and thousands fleeing the violence.

Russia is calling on Ukraine to renew the ceasefire it terminated and negotiate with the protesting regions to secure peaceful coexistence.

Still from a video uploaded on YouTube

Still from a video uploaded on YouTube

Still from a video uploaded on YouTube

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Jak Jones 06.07.2014 23:14

War crimes

 

Marian 06.07.2014 22:47

[quote name='Jason Howard' time='06.07.2014 16:21']

You 're abolutely right, however, I do not believe for one moment that they (Ukraine) will be allowed to join the EU/NATO. Those in Kiev think that they are going to be allowed to join the EU and everything is going to be wonderful and they are going to be able to pay off all the countrys debts, The reality is its never going to happen; they are just being lied too by the US/EU. I'm sorry to say, but they really are deluding themselves if they think otherwise; they would be far better sticking with Russia.

 

Jason Howard 06.07.2014 16:46

Vladimir there is a way to save the situation, i support your balanced logical leadership. You are a good man, people do not realize how lucky they are to have such a leader. There are measured things you can do, letting the people of these republics left behind after the collapse of The SU die at the hands of this foreigner controlled army is not an option, mark my words. Please act soon.

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