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 Bus stop in Donetsk was most likely shelled from mortar or artillery piece - OSCE

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A mortar or an artillery piece were most likely used for shelling the bus stop in Donetsk Thursday morning.

The spot report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) dated Jan. 22, 2015 reads, Censor.NET informs citing Ukrinform.

"The SMM observed two craters. One of them, 8 m north-east of the bus, had a depth of 5 cm and a diameter of 1.5 m. The other, 150 m south-east of the bus, had a depth of 15 cm and a diameter of 1.8 m. At 11:00 hrs the SMM conducted crater analysis on both craters, and determined that the rounds that caused the two craters had been fired from a north-western direction. The SMM also determined that the weapon(s) used was most likely either a mortar or an artillery piece.

See also: Up to 13 civilians killed after a shell hit public transport stop in Donetsk. PHOTOS+VIDEO

"At 11:30 hrs the SMM visited Donetsk Regional Trauma Hospital, where the chief surgeon said that 13 people with injuries sustained in the incident on Kuprina Street had been admitted. All of the injured, he said, had suffered serious injuries and all of them required surgery. He said they were all either middle-aged or elderly. The SMM spoke to a 63-year-old man awaiting surgery, who said that he had been caught up in the second blast as he walked to work at approximately 07:30hrs. He said he had sustained shrapnel wounds to his left leg," the report reads.

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