In the evening on January 24, 2015 Petrovsky district of Donetsk was again bombarded with massive artillery by the Ukrainian army. The house of the Smirnov family was hit by a shell, was a loud explosion, the roof collapsed. Under the rubble were father and little Alexander. The mother tried to get them out of the rubble: the rescuers and ambulance, due to the continued firing could not arrive in time. Three-year-old Alexander and his father died under the rubble of the house.