Russian checkpoint on Ukraine border comes under fire

Moscow calls for rationalization from Kiev authorities after a Russian checkpoint on the border between two counties got here under shelling on Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry stated in an announcement.

On Friday, the Russian checkpoint of Novoshakhtinsk in Rostov area was shelled by mortars, the Russia’s Border Service stated. The rounds got here from the Ukrainian facet. A Russian customs service worker was severely injured within the fire.

The shelling occurred as Lugansk self-defense forces clashed with Ukrainian army joined by the National Guard, who launched mortar fire that in the long run hit the checkpoint, stated spokesman of the Border Service within the Rostov Region, Vasily Malayev.

While the primary goal of the shelling was the Ukrainian border checkpoint Dolzhansky, managed by the militia, a number of mortars hit Russia’s territory, he added.

The video that was posted on Youtube reveals the refugee camp close to Novoshakhtinsk in Rostov area. One can hear the shelling to start with and in the long run of the video:

The Russian checkpoint was severely broken, particularly its engineer constructions and communication traces, Malayev stated.

“Our employee was injured and has been transported to the hospital of Novoshakhtinsk. His condition is evaluated as rather serious,” stated the Custom’s Service.

Police reserves have been deployed in numerous police stations in Rostov area after the Ukrainian military shelled a Russian checkpoint.

“In some areas of the Rostov region police reserves were placed on alert to ensure order at the [Russian-Ukrainian] border,” regional Internal Ministry press service instructed RIA Novosti.

Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a legal investigation into the tried homicide of residents by shelling Russian territory.

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