Yesterday pro-Russian militants shelled Ukrainian ambulance using mortars when medics arrived to a checkpoint near Mayorsk to pick up wounded soldiers. During the attack the vehicle was damaged and one of the doctors was seriously wounded.
The message about attack on ambulance was posted by Ukrainian volunteers who provide medical support in the zone of anti-terrorist operation in the East of Ukraine, see here. That’s non-government organizations “Sister of Mercy” based in Kharkiv.
Our volunteer ambulance was evacuating seriously wounded boys today. We came to pick them up to the checkpoint in Mayorsk and… the checkpoint got under heavy mortar fire.
Everybody are alive.
The vehicle was got damaged badly, no glass, the radiator destroyed, no wheels.
The driver got scratches
The doctor “Pechenka” was seriously wounded by a shrapnel in the shoulder, now she is in the hospital in Artemivsk. Despite the wound she was helping other soldiers.
All wounded are in Artemivsk now. They will be taken to Kharkiv.
ATO Press Center report about increase of attacks on Ukrainian checkpoints located on the contact line. They confirmed mortar attack on Mayorks checkpoint that happened at night in their report also, see here. So the ambulance arrived to evacuate those who were wounded in that attack.
On January 30 2016 at 22:20 militants attacked Ukrainian checkpoint using mortars, the checkpoint is located close to “Mayorsk” checkpoint used by civilians crossing the contact line.
According to the information we have members of “DPR” terrorist organization are planing similar provocations near Artemivsk.