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Recent shelling in Gorlovka (Novorossiya Today)

Recent shelling in Gorlovka (Novorossiya Today)

A civilian was killed during overnight shelling of Gorlovka by Kiev’s military, the city’s administration told the Donetsk News Agency on Friday.

“A man, born in 1938, died as a shell struck his house,” the city administration said, adding the shelling had been delivered from heavy weapons, namely, Grad rockets and a self-propelled gun.

Lately, Gorlovka has become the hottest point at the front line in Donbas.

Map showing Horlovka, Ukraine. Dark line at lower right is Russia border

Map showing Horlovka, Ukraine. Dark line at lower right is Russia border

Since January 2015, the city administration says, 164 civilians have been killed, including 16 children. Another 501 people have been injured, about 2,000 houses have been ruined. The local authorities say the city is being shelled daily, mostly at nighttime.

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10,000 objects of infrastructure have been destroyed by Kyiv’s war in Donbas

 RT Russian, August 14, 2015

According to the Donetsk People’s Republic Commissioner for Human Rights, since the beginning of the conflict in Donbas, Ukrainian armed forces have destroyed more than 10,000 infrastructure objects.

“As of August 14, 2015, as a result of hostilities in the region, more than 10 099 infrastructure objects have been damaged or destroyed”, RIA Novosti quoted the Donetsk press service.

Since the beginning of the special operation by the Ukrainian security forces in Donbas last year, many infrastructure objects in the region have been targeted. As a result, residents of some settlements are left without electricity and water. A number of towns have been without electricity and water for over a month.

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