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Ukraine: Thousands march for Volnovakha bus victims in Kiev00:51

Ukraine: Thousands march for Volnovakha bus victims in Kiev

Ukraine, Kiev
January 18, 2015 at 02:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 8,000 people took to the streets of Kiev Sunday to hold a solidarity march commemorating those killed in the Volnovakha district of Donetsk on January 13 when a civilian bus was hit by a Grad rocket.

The Volnovakha bus attack killed 12 people and left a further 17 injured. Whilst the rocket did not directly hit the bus the blast and shrapnel seriously damaged the nearby vehicle killing 10 people instantly.

Demonstrators carried posters that read "Je suis Donbass" and "Je suis Volnovakha," in scenes reminiscent of the recent Paris solidarity march following the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

Both the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) deny responsibility for the attack.

Following a proposal from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, representatives from the Ukrainian and Russian sides of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC), along with leaders from the Donetsk People's Republic, have agreed to hold a joint inquiry into the cause of the Volnovakha bus attack.

Ukraine: Thousands march for Volnovakha bus victims in Kiev00:51
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Over 8,000 people took to the streets of Kiev Sunday to hold a solidarity march commemorating those killed in the Volnovakha district of Donetsk on January 13 when a civilian bus was hit by a Grad rocket.

The Volnovakha bus attack killed 12 people and left a further 17 injured. Whilst the rocket did not directly hit the bus the blast and shrapnel seriously damaged the nearby vehicle killing 10 people instantly.

Demonstrators carried posters that read "Je suis Donbass" and "Je suis Volnovakha," in scenes reminiscent of the recent Paris solidarity march following the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

Both the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) deny responsibility for the attack.

Following a proposal from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, representatives from the Ukrainian and Russian sides of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC), along with leaders from the Donetsk People's Republic, have agreed to hold a joint inquiry into the cause of the Volnovakha bus attack.

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