27 January 2017, 17:07



Bryanka hospital dean injured by Kiev shelling, is in stable condition

Dean of Medicine of Bryanka town hospital No.2, a 58-year-old Yury Serebryanskiy was injured as Kiev forces opened artillery fire on the residential quarters of the town.

Serebryanskiy was at home when the shelling occurred. He was taken to the trauma care of the hospital for foot surgery.

The head of the trauma unit Vladimir Shurpa said Serebryanskiy was in stable condition.

"He had a blast injury resulted from an explosion of a round that hit the building he was in. He will be able to walk."

Serebryanskiy said the shelling came as a surprise to him and his wife who was also injured.

"The explosion occurred at around 0.30 a.m., I felt pain in my leg and my wife suffered a back injury."

"It is impossible to live at my house at the moment. Kiev shelled residential neighborhood. What military object might be there? There are only people and shops."

"As a doctor, I want this war finished as soon as possible," he added.

Kiev forces shelled residential area in Bryanka where no military objects are located, wounding two civilians, said LPR People's Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko.

Earlier reports said that Pervomaisk and Kalinovo were also hit this night; residential houses, gas pipe and PTL were damaged in Kalinovo; houses were also hit in Donetskiy village of Kirovsk district.

The members of the Contact Group at the meeting in Minsk on December 21st agreed to enforce a comprehensive and durable ceasefire in effect from December 24th. The deal has become the 10th truce agreement since the autumn of 2014. Earlier, Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 27 January — Lugansk