The Holy Protection temple of the UOC, located in the village Staromikhailovka of Mariinsky district of Donetsk region, came under fire. This was stated in a report by the OSCE Monitoring Mission dated August 26.
“On August 26 in Staromikhailovka, members of the Mission patrol saw a fresh funnel in the yard, about 20 meters west of the church at 7 Kalinina St., and 4 meters to the south of the one-story building adjoining the church,” the document says.
Observers also recorded fresh holes in the western wall of the temple, and on the south side of the adjacent building: broken windows and shrapnel damage on the doors.
“According to the SMM, the damage occurred as a result of hitting of the infantry fighting vehicle shell that was fired from the south-west direction,” the OSCE report says.