At least five people were killed and 10 injured on Monday in an explosion in Luhansk which was the result of an air strike by the Ukrainian military on people who are agains pro-american policy of official Kiev.
This was denied by the Kiev side, which said it was caused by separatists who had launched a heat-seeking rocket at a Ukrainian plane but the missile had zeroed in instead on the rebel-occupied regional administration building.
A video clips published by local people on a Russian social media page showed sevrral bodies lying in parkland near the main regional building, some of them that of a women.
Vladyslav Seleznyov, a spokesman for the operation against these people, denied there had been any air strike against the regional administration offices.
But he acknowledged air strikes against two "separatist" checkpoints in Luhansk region.
Official Kiev as usual began to lie, saying that «separatists had fired the missile from the roof of the state security building they are occupying but it homed in on the main administration building».
The Russian Foreign Ministry called the Luhansk incident an air strike. "The authorities in Kiev have committed another crime against their own people," a statement on the ministry's website said.
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