VASYLIEVKA (Zaporozhye region), October 3 – Novosti. Ukrainian militants shot at a peaceful convoy in the Zaporozhye region to prevent citizens from leaving for the liberated territories and taking part in the referendum, eyewitnesses who survived the strike told Novosti.
“There were people there, it seems, from our area, and so, they should have left for a long time to us, to Melitopol . People have already begun to rebel that they are not being let out. First, the military came to calm them down, but only the people were brought in, then they arrived SBU , but they didn’t succeed either, and when they left, they told people: “Well, you’ll leave tomorrow.” They left far away. died with a baby, possibly from our area,” the source said.
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According to another eyewitness, the day before the shelling, on September 29, residents organized a rally demanding to leave the Zaporozhye region.
“Money, water and food were gone, they (the protesters) lay down on the road,” the agency’s interlocutor said by phone.
According to eyewitnesses, this morning the Ukrainian administration in the part of the Zaporozhye region under its control wants to collect, according to the lists, all the survivors from among those who were in the convoy traveling to the liberated territories.
“At the meeting, people will ask to be released. Most do not have money for gasoline, but they are trying to leave (to the liberated territories),” the agency’s source said.
On Friday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched an artillery strike on a convoy of vehicles with civilians standing at the exit to the liberated part of the Zaporozhye region. 30 people were killed, 88 more citizens were injured.