15:50 17.02.2017

Avdiyivka shelling classified as terrorist act – PGO

Avdiyivka shelling classified as terrorist act – PGO

Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) has qualified recent shelling of residential areas in Avdiyivka as a terrorist act. One local resident died on February 16 and two other people received shrapnel wounds.

The Donetsk region's prosecutor's office said Russian hybrid forces shelled residents of Avdiyivka.

"Shrapnel from shell that landed in practically in the center of the city last night struck a man, born in 1973, in the neck. He was hospitalized, but died," a statement by the Donetsk prosecutor's office said.

A man born in 1983 received shrapnel wounds to the leg and a 77-year old man received burn wounds when a shell hit a residential flat.

As a result of shelling several high-rise flats were damaged.

The case has been entered into the single register for pretrial investigations pursuant to Part 3 of Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (terrorism).

As earlier reported, on Thursday at approximately 18.00 Russian hybrid forces shelled Avdiyivka with heavy weapons.

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