More civilians were killed and wounded in Donetsk after two days of shelling in Ukraine, Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) officials said on Tuesday.
Two were killed and five were injured, including a child, in the city’s northern Kievsky district, DPR officials said. They added that four people were injured during the shootings in the Kirovsky district in the western part of Donetsk.
Video from the scene showed part of the missile lying on the ground.
“People were screaming, and some were injured. I immediately went out to give first aid and see if there was any damage. “ A local woman told RT.
“I have seen weapons [on the ground]And a little farther on I saw a huge fire – the shops were burning – the same thing happened yesterday – more shots. “
Officials said the city was hit several times Monday by residents as residents celebrated the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. One of the dead was a 16-year-old, they said.
Ukraine has previously denied targeting civilians and has repeatedly accused Russia of shelling residential areas in Kyiv and elsewhere. Moscow, however, insists it only hits military targets.
Russia invaded the neighboring country in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the first Minsk agreement, signed in 2014, and the final recognition of Moscow’s Donetsk and Lugansk’s Donbas republics. The German and French brocade protocols were designed to give special status to isolated territories within the Ukrainian state.
The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine formally declare itself a neutral state that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kyiv has insisted that the Russian invasion was completely unpopular and has denied claims that it is planning to forcibly retake the two republics.
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