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Ukraine: Snezhnoe mourns airstrike victims killed two years ago01:52

Ukraine: Snezhnoe mourns airstrike victims killed two years ago

Ukraine, Snezhnoe
July 15, 2016 at 16:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

The village of Snezhnoe in Ukraine's Donetsk Region marked the second anniversary of the airstrikes on an apartment building that left 11 civilians dead, Friday.

Mourners laid flowers at the building which was hit by rockets believed to have been fired by Ukrainian government jets. The building itself largely remains rubble and is uninhabited with a makeshift memorial bearing the names of those who died inside. The memorial service was addressed by an official from the local administration who said they had been attacked by "thoughtless and soulless people". She pointed to the fact that the building was not a military target because "normal people lived in this building, mostly pensioners".

Afterwards, six girls and one boy released balloons into the air representing those who had perished in the attack. Among those present in Snezhnoe were the head of the rebel Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko along with who laid a wreath. Also there was Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the People's Soviet, who also laid flowers at the memorial where it was written, "we remember, we mourn".

Ukraine: Snezhnoe mourns airstrike victims killed two years ago01:52
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The village of Snezhnoe in Ukraine's Donetsk Region marked the second anniversary of the airstrikes on an apartment building that left 11 civilians dead, Friday.

Mourners laid flowers at the building which was hit by rockets believed to have been fired by Ukrainian government jets. The building itself largely remains rubble and is uninhabited with a makeshift memorial bearing the names of those who died inside. The memorial service was addressed by an official from the local administration who said they had been attacked by "thoughtless and soulless people". She pointed to the fact that the building was not a military target because "normal people lived in this building, mostly pensioners".

Afterwards, six girls and one boy released balloons into the air representing those who had perished in the attack. Among those present in Snezhnoe were the head of the rebel Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko along with who laid a wreath. Also there was Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the People's Soviet, who also laid flowers at the memorial where it was written, "we remember, we mourn".

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