Ukraine accuses Russia of shelling residential buildings in Donetsk

One person died and several others were buried in the ruins of residential buildings in the Ukrainian region of Donetsk, which were fired upon by Russian forces, the local Ukrainian authorities announced today.

"The Russian army fired six S-300 missiles at Donetsk during the night," Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said.

The Ukrainian Air Force announced that two more rockets were fired at the same region a little later.

"The rockets hit the cities of Pokrovsk, Novokhrodivka and Mirnograd, which are located 25-40 kilometers from the front line," Klimenko said.

Ambulance workers pulled out the body of a 62-year-old man from the ruins of a multi-story building in Novokhrodivka, under which there are probably four more people, including a child, the authorities said.

In Pokrovsk, a one-story building, nine houses and a police station were destroyed. The mayor of that city, Serhiy Dobriak, said that it was the fourth time that Pokrovsk was attacked in the last month.

All three of the city's targets are near Avdijevka, a city that has seen fierce fighting in recent months.

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