WARNING – VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT. SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTURBING
Yesterday, January 13th, 2015, at 14:20 Kyiv time, Russian funded terrorists shelled a Ukrainian checkpoint located 7 km from the town of Volnovakha, in the Donetsk Oblast.
A minibus, transporting civilians was completely destroyed by a BM-21 ‘Grad’ belonging to the militants of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”.
The horrendous, and disturbing video, below, shows the bodies of the innocent civilians who were aboard the bus when the shrapnel from the Grad rocket ripped through the bus, tearing through the people aboard the bus.
12 people were killed: 2 men, 9 women and 1 child. Other sources report a higher number of civilian casualties. All people died from the shell wounds. 3 Ukrainian servicemen from the checkpoint were also wounded.
It is believed that the “Grad” launcher, known officially as the BM-21, was located at Alexandrynivka, a village near Dokuchaevs’k.
Vyacheslav Abroskin, head of the Donetsk regional interior ministry, said it appeared the target had been a roadblock set up close to the nearby town of Volnovakha but the attack had gone wrong.
“It was a direct hit on an intercity bus,” he said.
Of course, the Russian news agency Tass was quick to come to the defence of the terrorists and quoted rebel officials as denying they had carried out the attack.
Terrorists continue to hide their Russian supplied military equipment in private homes, farmsteads and in the backyards of the local Ukrainian civilian population. A ruse to avoid any counter attacks that the Ukrainian Army might be inclined to launch. These continued attacks make a mockery of the supposed ceasefire referred to in the Minsk protocols, agreed last year.
The DPR also announced yesterday an ultimatum to Ukrainian government forces defending the now destroyed Donetsk airport. They were warned by terrorists that if they did not retreat from the airport, they would “suffer the consequences” with an all-out attack being promised.
10 Ukrainian civilians have died since the so-called ‘truce’ was announced back in December.