Ukrainian Force’s Shelling of Civilian Markets In Dontesk Causes Fatalities and Injuries

Damaged market in Svitlodarsk, Donetsk 2016 by UNDP Ukraine (CC BY-ND 2.0)

At least five civilians were killed after two markets in Donetsk’s Kirovsky district came under Shelling from Ukrainian forces, according to a report from the Donetsk People’s Republic Healthcare Ministry

Preliminary reports from the headquarters of the territorial defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), indicate that Both the Merkury and Sokol Markets came under fire on Thursday afternoon.

Most of the fatalities are reported to have died on the spot, while the DPR Healthcare Ministry reports two children among the 23 injured.

Security and services and journalists on the scene have shared images and video footage of the brutal aftermath.

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