Ukrainian militants resume massive shelling of Donetsk

The center of Donetsk on the evening of September 17 was again under fire from Ukrainian troops, Izvestia correspondent Valentin Trushnin reports.
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As specified in the representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (JCCC), Ukrainian militants resumed shelling the city after a several-hour break at 21:04 (the time coincides with Moscow).

Ukrainian troops fired three shells of 155 mm caliber towards the Kyiv and Voroshilovsky districts of the city.

Six minutes later, they fired six more rounds of the same caliber into those areas.

At 21:18, Ukrainian fighters fired four more shells into these areas. At the same time, four of the same shells flew into the Kalininsky district of Donetsk.

Earlier on Saturday, the mayor of Donetsk, Aleksey Kulemzin, said four people were killed in an attack by Ukrainian militants. According to Kulemzin, fragments from CAESAR howitzer shells were also found in the Voroshilovsky district.

Eight other people are known to have been injured. In addition, as a result of the shelling of Donetsk, a reporter for the Venezuelan TV channel TeleSUR was wounded.

On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass. It began against the backdrop of the situation in the region that worsened in mid-February. Then the authorities of the DPR and LPR reported on the increased shelling by the Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of the civilian population in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the relevant decrees.

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