"Alexander Gayuk, who, according to preliminary information, works for France Presse news agency, was wounded in the leg and is now in hospital," Ivan Prikhodko told RIA Novosti news agency.
"The shelling was very intense, I was lucky not to be seriously injured. I have already received first medical assistance. I'll be trying to get out of here," Alexander Gayuk told the Donetsk news agency.
The official said that the shelling had intensified every day with two or more barrages registered every twelve hours.
More than 6,000 people have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine since April 2014, when Kiev launched a military operation against independence supporters who refused to recognize the country’s coup-imposed government.