At 9:40 am, August 18, Russia-backed terrorists shelled from “Grad” a convoy of civilians fleeing from the battle zone near Luhansk. According to Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko, “the convoy of buses consisted of two parts: those transporting adults and those transporting children. It was bearing white flags and marked as a civilian convoy. Nevertheless, the buses were shelled from “Grad”. Lysenko also added that the exact number of victims is yet unknown, but dozens of people, including women and children, were killed.
“The force of the blow on the convoy was so strong that people were burned alive in the vehicles as they weren’t able to get themselves out,” stated military spokesman Anatoly Proshin.
Links: A couple of days before, on August 15, Russia-backed terrorists shelled the village of Stepove killing civilians and destroying houses. The intercepted telephone conversation between the militants is clear evidence of terrorists’ responsibility. Demonstrating cynicism and brutality, one of the terrorists claimed that “such things happened before. This is war.”
intercepted telephone conversation between terrorists (with English subtitles):