Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena damaged by shells in Ukraine conflict, woman has incredibly lucky escape

October 21, 2014 admin No comments

CCTV footage at Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena shows one woman’s incredibly lucky escape when the stadium came under fire from shelling.

The Arena was damaged yesterday despite a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between the Ukraine government and Russian-backed separatists.

Parts of the stadium’s glass-covered façade were damaged and newly released footage shows how a passing woman was inches from being seriously injured, or worse.

‘As a result of a powerful explosion, the blast wave caused serious damage to the western and eastern parts of the arena,’ Vadyn Gunko, the Arena’s interim executive manager, told Shakhtar’s website.

‘A part of the facade glass crashed, a large area of it with critical damage. The inner facilities also were hit. We are assessing the damage at the moment, blocking the dangerous areas.

‘We are warning the residents of Donetsk not to approach the stadium under any circumstances as it might be unsafe.’

Shakhtar currently play their home matches 600 miles away in Lviv, where they have been since July due to safety concerns.

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