Psakireported that the military attache of the U.S. Embassy in Russiatook part in the trip of foreign military experts to the Rostovregion to scrutinize evidence of the incident. According to theresults of this trip the U.S. State Department claims that theevidence presented by Russia "were not conclusive."
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow invitedaccredited military attaches from 18 countries to study thesituation in the Rostov region on the border with Ukraine,particularly in Donetsk and the eponymous border checkpoint, whichwas damaged by artillery and mortar fire allegedly from theUkrainian territory.
TheKremlin media reported that a bomb allegedly fired from theterritory of Ukraine hit a house in the city of Donetsk in theRostov region of Russia on July 13. The shelling killed a man, onewoman was seriously injured. Russian Foreign Ministry hasthreatened Ukraine with "irreversible consequences". The UkrainianForeign Ministry said that the Russian statements about shelling ofthe territory of the Russian Federation have no basis, and stressedthat not only the citizens of Ukraine but also the citizens ofRussia suffer the actions of the pro-Russian terrorists.