Incident Summary:

05/31/2015: Assailants fired projectiles at soldiers near Shyrokyne town, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine. One soldier was killed and as many as four soldiers were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Donetsk People's Republic.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Shyrokyne

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity National Guard of Ukraine (NGU)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Several 82-millimeter and 120-millimeter shells were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Donetsk People's Republic No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Five killed in eastern Ukraine fighting," Agence France Presse -- English, May 31, 2015.
"Ukraine Says Three Soldiers Killed, Donetsk Rebels Report Two Civilian Deaths," BBC Monitoring, June 1, 2015.
"Ukraine reports three troops killed in east in past 24 hours," 5 Kanal Television, June 1, 2015.