According to sources, at least 3 civilians have been injured by shelling which struck the city of Donetsk over the past 24 hours. In the past week, 12 rebel fighters from the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) were also killed as a result of shelling.
Almost 20 areas in the city were targeted with artillery and mortar fire. As of 2016, the city had a population of almost 1 million.
The area is part of the Russia-backed, self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), which was declared in 2014. The DPR has been designated a terrorist organisation by the government of Ukraine, although it does maintain popular support in the area.
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