Internal Affairs Minister of Ukraine Denis Monastic, deputies from the ruling party “servant of the people” and foreign journalists came under the shelling in the Donetsk region. They arrived at the inspection of the position of the Ukrainian military. According to the head of the faction of the “servants of the people”, which was in the group, the shelling was conducted from the mortars. The group fell into the dugout and stoke the shelling, reports RBC with reference to the Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko.
According to him, the shelling was conducted from the mortars. No harm done. Among journalists were CNN, Fox News, Washington Post, New York Times and other media.
Press Secretary of the Party “Serday of the People”, deputies from which were among those who came under the shelling, Julia Pashuk reported that everyone was evacuated to the shelter.
She also published a video on which people are visible in shelter, there is no light in it. During the shooting, the sound of the explosion was heard. On another video, the head of the faction “servants of the people” in Rada David Arahamia said that the group examined the position of the Ukrainian forces.
According to the Special OSCE monitoring mission for the evening on February 17, during the day there were 870 cases of violation of the cease-fire regime in the Donbas. According to her information, 135 explosions occurred in the Donetsk region, in Lugansk – 519.