The Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) stated that its employees, located west of the hamlet Primiussky in Rostov region, were attacked from the territory of Ukraine. The event has been reported by the spokesman of ICR Vladimir Markin.
“There is no doubt that the gunmen from Ukraine opened the fire intending to kill members of the Russian law enforcement bodies”, – he said.
“Apparently, only the bad training of Ukrainian military and timely evacuation of our investigators under the protection of armored vehicles did not allow the gunmen to realize their intent,” – said Markin. According to him, the investigation group area received 47 mortar shots of supposedly 82 millimeter caliber.
“Later on the same sector was shelled with 32 more shots of mortar from Ukrainian side,” – said the representative of the ICR, adding that an underaged resident of the farm received a minor concussion during that artillery attack.
The head of the press service of the border guards in the Rostov region of Russia Vasily Malaev said that approximately 45 Ukrainian mortar shells landed on the territory of the farm there. As the result – damaged homes and power lines, about 50 local residents were evacuated, said Malaev to ITAR-TASS.
Primiussky was already shelled once on July 22. Then three mortar rounds burst on its outskirts, but no one was hurt.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on July 24 that in June-July the territory of Russia was subjected to fire from Ukraine nine times. On July 13, as a result of mortar hitting a house in the city of Donetsk in Rostov region, one Russian citizen was killed and two injured.