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by Chris Nolan via Watchdog Media Institute

Fatal Shelling in Gorlovka

On May 26, 2015 three civilians were killed when artillery shells landed in the Ozeryanovka district of Gorlovka, a town controlled by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) opposite the front lines of the Ukrainian Army. Anna Tuv lost her arm, her husband Yuriy, and her 11-year-old daughter Katya when two shells struck their home around 6pm. Her two youngest children received minor injuries, and there was another casualty nearby.

May 26, 2015 - Shelling in Ozeryanovka district, Gorlovka[1] May 26, 2015 – Shelling in Ozeryanovka district, Gorlovka[1]

The following day the home of the Tuv family and and other affected areas were visited by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine. They wrote the following about the shelling:

…The SMM saw nine crater impacts (all within a radius of 200 metres) at three locations in residential areas and…

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