Artillery vehicle

A humanitarian aid vehicle comes under artillery fire near Novoivanivka

A vehicle of the Proliska humanitarian aid mission came under artillery fire from Russian-backed forces near the village of Novoivanivka in Ukraine’s Donbass region.

Evgeny Kaplin, the head of the Proliska humanitarian aid mission, announced it on Facebook, according to Ukrinform.

“Today at 2:09 p.m. a car of the Zolote office of the Proliska humanitarian aid mission, returning from Vrubivka to Zolote, came under shell fire from 122-mm artillery systems on the Horske-Popasna road near from the Novoivanivka settlement (near Persyianivka),” Kaplin wrote.

According to him, this section of the road is located about 11 kilometers from the contact line. “Thanks to the coordinated actions of colleagues, they were evacuated from the scene. There are no casualties,” Kaplin said.

Earlier, he said that a team from the Proliska humanitarian aid mission visited the village of Trudivske in the Volnovakha district, where six houses were damaged in an artillery shelling on 18 February, and provided residents of damaged houses with building materials for UNHCR’s emergency repairs. Ukraine, a United Nations agency for refugees in Ukraine.

On February 20, in the Donetsk region, enemy shelling darkened the town of Krasnohorivka and destroyed five houses in the village of Pobeda and the town of Zalizne.