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7 June 2018, 16:05

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Two Ukrainian strike victims taken to Kirovsk hospital

LUGANSK, June 7 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Two civilians wounded in the shelling of a commuter bus in the Golubovskoye settlement have been rushed to the Kirovsk municipal hospital, the facility’s Medical Department chief Lidia Korniyenko said.

At 10:30 on Thursday, Kiev forces fired mortars at the Golubovskoye settlement administered by the Kirovsk Town Council wounding six commuter bus passengers.

“Six wounded persons were admitted (to the Kirov central municipal hospital) at 11:30. Doctors hospitalised a 19-year-old youth who had cerebral contusion and shrapnel wounds to the face and eyeball and a woman with shrapnel wounds to the elbow,” Korniyenko said.

“The two victims are in satisfactory, medium severity condition,” she added.

“Medical assistance was provided to the other wounded persons who had small scleral injuries; they asked to be discharged to receive outpatient treatment,” Korniyenko said.

Speaking at the scene of the incident, the Lugansk People’s Republic militia representatives said militiamen had helped take three victims of shelling to hospital and that the other three were collected by ambulances.

Sources estimated the number of passengers in the Gazel mini-bus at 12 to 20 when it came under fire.

Earlier, the Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko urged the international community to secure the punishment of those responsible for shelling the bus with civilians in the Golubovskoye settlement.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than ten times since autumn 2014. 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.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 — 07 June — Lugansk