KIEV, July 26 (RIA Novosti) – One person was killed and another eight wounded in artillery shelling of Donetsk Region in eastern Ukraine, the country’s UNIAN news agency said Saturday.
Earlier reports said the situation in Donetsk on Friday evening remained tense and firing was heard near the airport. The city is temporarily being cut off water and power services.
In Donetsk, one person died and three others were hospitalized with fragmentation wounds, the report said citing the local city council. A total of 11 local buildings have been damaged.
Two citizens were injured in Horlivka and another four people were hospitalized in Snizhne, which was targeted by the deadly Ukrainian airstrike last week.
Clashes between Donbas independence supporters and Kiev security forces have been ongoing in the country’s east for three months already. Donetsk, with the population of 900,000, is a major city in the zone of military actions.