13 July 2014, 10:28

Shell fired from Ukraine hits house in Russia, one dead

Shell fired from Ukraine hits house in Russia, one dead

One person has been killed and two others have been wounded in the town of Donetsk in Russia's southern Rostov region by a shell fired from Ukraine, the RIA Novosti reports, citing a police source.

Several shells were fired from the Ukrainian side of the border, one of them hit a house, killing one civilian and wounding two others, the source said.

Russian investigators are working on the scene of Ukraine triggered shelling, which targeted a house in Donetsk, a town in Russia's Rostov Region, the Russian Investigative Committee said Sunday.

According to a police source, the shelling targeted a house in Russian Donetsk and killed at least one person, wounding two others.

A source in the region said that Ukrainian shells targeted two houses in Russia's Donetsk. According to preliminary reports, a man died and an old woman was wounded and they were from separate houses.

Russia's Donetsk border checkpoint remains shut as shooting from Ukrainian side continues

Russia's Donetsk checkpoint remains closed since Saturday due to shooting from Ukrainian territory, the RIA Novosti news agency reports with reference to a spokesman for the Rostov Department of the Federal Border Service, Vasily Malayev.

"We planned to reopen the checkpoint at 9:00 am [local time], but couldn't do that because shooting from the Ukrainian side," he said.

On Sunday morning, a shell fired from Ukraine hit a house in the Rostov region, killing one person and wounding two others, the spokesman said.

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