On July 27, 2014 Gorlovka was subjected to a massive shelling by MLRS "Grad". As a result of the detonation of munitions civilians were injured and killed. Among the victims there were also a ten-year-old Kira Zhuk and her mother Kristina who were at the square of Communards at that moment. A woman met the death with a child in her arms. This case became worldwide known as "Gorlovskaya Madonna".