IRCR confirms shelling incident involving its team in Staromikhailovka

August 18, 2018 8:46

Donetsk, Aug 17 – DAN. The ICRC has confirmed that its mission came under fire in Staromikhailovka on Friday.

“We confirm that the ICRC team was present in Staromikhailovka today where it assited in green houses installation. At some moment our colleagues heard the sound of shelling and took decision to take cover in a house nearby in accordance with the internal security rules. Soon after our team was able to leave the township. Fortunately, no one of the team was hurt,” the ICRC press service told DAN.

The mission emphasized that “civilians and infrastructure should not be targeted”.

Ukrainian troops opened fire on Donetsk western outskirts on Friday as the ICRC team was working in the area distributing humanitarian aid. The supplies they delivered have been destroyed. Some households and a power line have been damaged. *ot