This report is part of a series of case studies that make up an analysis of the wide area effects of certain explosive weapons and the concern about their use in populated areas. The report – Wide-Area Impact – can be read here. A video of Grad rocket use can be seen here. An infographic covering this form of weapon can be seen here. A case study of a strike on Mariupol in Eastern Ukraine can be read here. A map of the strikes in that case study can be seen here.
On the 24th January, 2015, a salvo of Grad rockets landed on a market in the Vostochniy district that lies to the east of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. 31 people died, including 2 children aged 5 and 15 years. 117 more were wounded, including 7 children. The rockets were fired from the DPR – the dissident Russian backed forces of the east. The volley of rockets fell across the outskirts of the city, hitting over 53 apartment blocks, as well as schools, roads and private home. This particular page details the site of a Grad rocket strike that landed near a market place.
Market stall destroyed – 47°7′11″N (47.119678) and 37°41′10″E (37.685988)
One Grad rocket hit a stall selling sausages, killed two – the seller and a purchaser.
Here is a satellite image of where the Grad missile struck.
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