Ukrainian security forces announced the capture of the town of Uglegorsk. The town has been ruined; casualties among the civilian population are plentiful.
At the same time, there were no militia troops in the town, although there was a militia checkpoint at the entrance to the town. Yet, there were no militia bases in the town. The Ukrainian troops encircled Uglegorsk, without providing humanitarian corridors to civilians.
"On August 12, at 06:00, massive artillery bombardment of the town began. The Ukrainian punitive troops used howitzers D-30, MLRS Grad systems. The fire was conducted from the vicinity of the town of Debalcevo, controlled by Ukrainian law enforcement officers. According to residents of Debalcevo, the artillery shelling continued throughout the day," the press service of the People's Republic of Donetsk said.
The troops were shelling residential quarters; the militia checkpoint remained intact.
"The infrastructure of the town has been destroyed, the number of civilian casualties is difficult to calculate, but it is possible to say that this is one of the bloodiest operations of "Ukrainian policemen," the militia said.
Dozens, or even hundreds of civilians may have been killed.
According to the UN, as may nay 2036 people have been killed during the punitive operation of Ukrainian troops against Ukrainian citizens.