OSCE confirms four civilian deaths near Donetsk
According to preliminary data from the monitoring mission, the OSCE has confirmed the deaths of four civilians at the Elenovka checkpoint in the Donetsk region last night. This was reported by the UNIAN news agency.
OSCE observers arrived at the Elenovka checkpoint at approximately 10 am in response to media reports about the deaths. The observers then conducted a preliminary analysis which determined that “three vehicles were damaged, four civilians were killed and an unconfirmed number of people were injured”. The mission noted that details of the observation would be included in the next report.
According to the unconfirmed data provided by the Ministry of Defense of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), the Elenovka checkpoint and the Elenovka residential area were shelled with 120 mm caliber mortars at approximately 2:45 am. These shells hit civilian vehicles and left four dead, including a pregnant woman, and eight wounded. A representative of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine has denied any involvement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the attack.