Nine children blown up over mine in Donetsk

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2014/07/30 • War in the Donbas

According to Hromadske reporter Mustafa Nayem, nine children were blown up over a mine in the village Berestove, Artemivsk Raion, Donesk Oblast. One child was killed, eight are in a very serious condition in the hospital. There are many damaged limbs and facial wounds.

According to Anton Herashchenko, Advisor to the Ministry of the Interior, the teens entered a courtyard of munitions which they found in a fortified area of the militants. They were likely struck by a mine or shell.

Children need urgent amputation of limbs; several lost their vision. A one year-old who happened to be in the yard is in the most critical condition of all the children.


Translated by Daniel Centore

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  • Donald Casavant

    I’m sorry to say that I think this is just the beginning of the terror campaign that will start after the Russian Terrorist are crushed in Eastern Ukraine by the Ukrainian ATO.

    • Arctic_Slicer

      Ukraine needs to close the border with Russia and introduce visa requirements for Russian citizens. This should have happened months ago.

      • Donald Casavant

        I totally agree. I have been saying the same thing for months. I do not think that the Ukrainian Army has enough warm bodies to accomplish the task. Or it is currently a suicide mission because the ATO forces will be caught in a cross fire between the Terrorist inside Ukraine and the Russians from inside their border.

        • Arctic_Slicer

          Ukraine could have did it back in March when Russia was still focused on Crimea and likely reduced if not prevented the bloodshed Russia has brought to Donetsk and Luhansk.

          • Donald Casavant

            I agree totally, but in their defense, at that time the new government was still trying to find their way to work each day, so they were totally unprepared for the events that overtook them. Also the Ukrainian Army was even more unprepared to do anything. They did not have gas for their vehicles are ammunition for their weapons. Everything is easier when you look back on history and say what should have been done!

    • LorCanada

      Well, I hope not. The world doesn’t need anymore of terrorists of any stripe.

  • Brent

    More havoc by Russia unleashed on Ukrainian citizens. Yesterday their hired thugs shot at a bus load of children trying to escape Donetsk. Today their land mines are blowing up children. If there is truth to the story they are placing mines in the MH17 crash site, any captured mercenaries and terrorists should be used to clear them.

    Before the Putin-pologists emerge to condemn me for hating Russia, please remember Russia is not a signatory to the “Ottawa Treaty” on the use of landmines.. I’m sure Lavrov and all the idiot talking heads will try to blame Dmitry Yarosh and Right Sektor for this (don’t hear that as much anymore?!?!?). Ukraine is a signatory and does not use landmines. Or Buk missile systems as the terrorists haven’t been gifted an air force by Russia…yet….

    Thanks Vladimir. You little weasel.

  • Mazepa

    Very disturbing, but no surprise whatsoever. The mockal fsb murdered over 220 of their own children during their attack on beslan in mockovshchyna.

    • garyoptica

      Also many children were murdered by Putins FSB Moscow tower block campaign up until they were caught out at the ryazan scandal to generate a war against Chechen people that led to over 200,000 civilian victims.Some of these veterans that perpetrated atrocities in Chechen cites have been employed by Russia in east Ukraine and these are the idiots that the world saw as barbarians at work at the mh 17 crash site. Putin has gained a lot of power in Russia as a terrorist but he is losing support now and showing his gross incompetence as a leader of a modern nation..

  • Jacks Channel

    Still looking for evidence of “Banderite” activity in Ukraine. I read both Right Sectors and the Ukrainian RADA’s daily government activitity summary and I didn’t see anything.

  • sandy miller

    Those who did this need to be caught and hung. I could scream and cry for those poor little things. What kind of creatures do this sort of thing? Devils!!! Ukraine catch them!!!

  • sandy miller

    Those who did this need to be caught and hung. I could scream and cry for those poor little things. What kind of creatures do this sort of thing? Devils!!! Ukraine catch them!!!