Who is to blame: Air strike on Ukraine’s Snizhne, 4 killed (video)

On Tuesday morning an unknown plane carried out a bombing attack on the town of Snizhne (Donetsk region)where pro-Russian forces presence is heavy. The town is situated 20 km from the border with Russia. Separatist rebels shift responsibility for the strike onto a Ukrainian warplane.

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According to eyewitnesses, 2 houses and a tax administration building were destroyed and 12 flats were ruined. Municipal officials said at least four civilians had been killed in Snizhne. A separatist spokesman, quoted by Russia’s Interfax news agency, said 10 people had been killed.

Ukraine’s government officials state that flights by Ukrainian warplanes have been suspended since Monday when a Ukrainian Antonov An-26 transport plane, carrying eight people, was downed in a rocket attack which Kiev said may have come from Russian territory, Dmytro Tymchuk, Head of Information Resistance group, said on Facebook.

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“Today at 7 am an unknown plane carried out a bombing attack on Snizhne. The flight can be described only as a cynical provocation,” Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Defence and Security Council, told reporters. His remarks appeared to be an accusation against Russia, since the rebels have not used aircraft in the conflict, Reuters.com reports.

Having left Sloviansk and Kramatorsk over 2,000 separatists are currently staying in Donetsk and Horlivka.


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