Incident Summary:

03/01/2017: Assailants armed with firearms attacked the Ukrtelecom JSC offices in Donetsk city, Ukraine. There were no reported casualties; however, phone service was cut off to approximately 200,000 people. The Donetsk People's Republic claimed responsibility and had previously warned the government to halt its rail blockade or else the group would attack businesses in the area.

GTD ID:
201703010016

When:
2017-03-01

Country:
Ukraine

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Donetsk

City:
Donetsk

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Ukrtelecom JSC
Specific Description Offices
Nationality of Target Ukraine
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Donetsk People's Republic Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Phones cut in eastern Ukraine as rebels seize firms," Reuters, March 1, 2017."