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Eight killed in Donetsk bus attack (graphic images)

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 01:39

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Ukrainian officials and pro-Russian rebels are blaming each other for an attack in the contested city of Donetsk that killed at least eight people at a bus stop. Nathan Frandino reports.

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WARNING-EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES An angry mob of residents unleash their frustrations on a Ukrainian soldier in Donetsk. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time...found in the ruins of an attack where shelling killed at least eight people. Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe came to see the aftermath for themselves...while the residents tried to make sense of it all. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) UNIDENTIFIED DONETSK RESIDENT, SAYING: "They have called me and told me my wife was killed. (REPORTER ASKING OFF CAMERA "I AM SORRY, I UNDERSTAND.... BUT HAVE YOU SEEN HER ALREADY?") I didn't see what happened. I just got here. I saw them putting her into a car. That's all I've seen." No one is claiming responsibility for the attack....although a pro-Russian rebel blames the army. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) REBEL, NOM DE GUERRE "SOVA" ("OWL"), SAYING: "I think they were not just a Ukrainian sabotage unit, but real terrorists. Because a sabotage unit acts against the military. And here it is a centre of the city, civilians, children, and women." But in Kiev Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk says, it's the rebels - and Moscow - who are to blame. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER, ARSENY YATSENIUK, SAYING: "Russian terrorists have today committed another horrible act against humanity. And responsibility for that lays on the Russian Federation." The attack is yet another setback in efforts by international leaders to strike a peace deal in the region.

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Eight killed in Donetsk bus attack (graphic images)

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 01:39