Ukraine goes into mourning over shelling of Mariupol

A day of mourning has been declared in Ukraine on Sunday over the deadly shelling of Mariupol in Donetsk region.

A day of mourning has been declared in Ukraine on Sunday over the deadly shelling of Mariupol in Donetsk region.

As reported the outskirts of Mariupol were shelled on Saturday. Kiev placed the responsibility for the shelling on the militia while the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic called it a provocation of the Ukrainian military.

A total of 53 apartment blocks, 14 private houses, four schools and three day-care centers were damaged. Shops and motor vehicles burned down. In the Saturday shelling of the city outskirts 30 people, two of them children, died and 93 more were wounded. About 40 of them remain in critical condition.

The presidential website reports that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a relevant decree Sunday morning.

In line with the decree there will be a minute of silence to commemorate the dead at noon.

National flags will fly at half-mast on buildings of government institutions, offices and organizations. All entertainments, concerts and athletic events will be cancelled and due changes made in TV and radio broadcasts.

 

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