5 Civilians Killed in Ukraine Army Shelling: Just Another Weekend in Gorlovka

City administration said in reference to shelling on Friday

Mon, Jan 26, 2015
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Bus stop after shelling
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Gorlovka (Horlivka) is a rebel-held city in Donbass of 250,000. It's right next to the rebels' capital Donetsk.

With its sister city it has shared the fate of being the target of chronic Ukraine artillery attacks for the past several months.


DONETSK, January 24. (TASS). Five civilians were killed in the shelling of the town of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the city administration said on Saturday.

“Five civilians were killed and ten more were wounded in yesterday’s shelling. Electricity transmission lines and the water supplies system were damaged,” the press service said, adding that two water treatment stations had been cut off electricity.

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“A total of 51 boiler houses have been shut down due to the lack of gas and electricity,” the press service said.

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