Shelling hits Bakhmut, Donetsk city, as fighting in east rages

The Donetsk region has continued to face shelling as fighting rages in Ukraine’s east.

In the city of Bakhmut, besieged for months by Russian forces, an administrative building, a dormitory and a residential building were hit, said Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk region military administration. There were no casualties, he added.

Bakhmut and the surrounding area has seen some of the most ferocious fighting of the war.

The neighboring towns of Soledar and Chashiv Yar were also targeted by Russian shelling, Kyrylenko said, adding that Kurakhove and Hostre came under fire, damaging a kindergarten, four high-rise buildings and seven private houses.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian shelling has injured two people in Donetsk city, according to the Russian Investigative Committee.

The shelling targeted Voroshilovsky district, according to Alexei Kulemzin, head of the city administration.

The shelling allegedly struck the Church of Nativity of Christ, which has “partially collapsed,” according to the statement.

The Investigative Committee said it will “establish all the circumstances of the incident and the persons involved in the commission of crimes.”

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