Incident Summary:

08/10/2015: Assailants attacked Ukrainian soldiers with artillery and tanks near Starohnativka, Donetsk oblast, Ukraine. At least seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 30 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded, and 136 assailants were killed. The Donetsk People's Republic claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Starohnativka

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Ukrainian Army
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Right Sector
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Tanks, armored personnel carriers, 122-mm artillery, and Grad multiple rocket launchers 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Donetsk People's Republic Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 143 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 143
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 136
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"ATO Forces Destroy Militants' Tank, Armoured Personnel Carrier, Two Infantry Combat Vehicles During Battle Near Starohnativka, Donetsk Region," Ukrainian News Agency, August 10, 2015."
"Ukraine War On The Brink? Faltering Ceasefire And Increased Death Toll May See Return Of Banned Heavy Weapons," International Business Times, August 11, 2015."
"Tensions flare in eastern Ukraine as Kiev 'repels tank assault'," France24, August 11, 2015."