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Ukrainian warplanes bomb village near Luhansk, kill seven

July 03, 2014, 16:44 UTC+3 LUGANSK

It is for two days now that Ukrainian troops have been shelling and bombing the Luhansk Region

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LUHANSK, July 03. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian warplanes on Thursday bombed the village of Staraya Kondrashevka, 20 kilometres from Luhansk, killing seven villagers, including a five-year-old girl. Another eight people were injured, the special battalion Azov’s deputy commander for public relations has acknowledged on the 112 Ukraine television channel. He blamed the bombing on pilots’ error. He speculated the village might have been between armed groups of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic and the Ukrainian army.

The chief of the Luhansk regional administration, Valery Golenko, claims that the bombing raid caused worse casualties. He said twelve were dead and tens of others injured.

It is for two days now that Ukrainian troops have been shelling and bombing the Luhansk Region in the Stanichno-Luhansk and Krasnodon districts, and also in the cities of Severodonetsk, Rubezhnoye, Lisichansk, and Luhansk. Damage has been caused to industrial and administrative buildings and homes. A boarding school in Severodonetsk and a school in Luhansk have been destroyed. Some damage has been caused to a glass factory in Lisichansk, a plant of the chemicals manufacturer Azot, a trunk gas pipeline in the Stanichno-Luhansk district and street gas pipelines in Krasnodon and the village of Voyevodovka. Power and water supply has been disrupted to the village of Stanitsa Luhanskaya and also the villages of Verkhknyaya and Nizhhnyaya Olkhovaya and the village of Privetnoye, Tsvetnyye Peski and Svetloye in the Slavyanoserbsk district.

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