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Ukraine: Donetsk residential area burns after heavy fighting00:55

Ukraine: Donetsk residential area burns after heavy fighting

Ukraine, Petrovsky, Donetsk
August 5, 2014 at 18:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residential buildings were damaged after heavy fighting between Kiev and anti-Kiev forces near the Petrovsky district in Donetsk on Tuesday. Witnesses reported loud explosions and gunshots around the area, which is where the city's most fierce battles are currently taking place. People in the neighborhood were seen trying to extinguish the flames on burning homes.

Shelling in the district occurred around 17:00 local time (16:00 CET). According to Donetsk city council two civilians were killed in the process. Munitions also hit some transformer substations, cutting power to the district.

According to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, at least 1,129 people have died and 3,442 have been injured since Kiev launched its military offensive in the country's east in mid-April. Some 117,000 people have also been internally displaced, while 168,000 people have crossed the border and fled to Russia.

Ukraine: Donetsk residential area burns after heavy fighting00:55
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Residential buildings were damaged after heavy fighting between Kiev and anti-Kiev forces near the Petrovsky district in Donetsk on Tuesday. Witnesses reported loud explosions and gunshots around the area, which is where the city's most fierce battles are currently taking place. People in the neighborhood were seen trying to extinguish the flames on burning homes.

Shelling in the district occurred around 17:00 local time (16:00 CET). According to Donetsk city council two civilians were killed in the process. Munitions also hit some transformer substations, cutting power to the district.

According to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, at least 1,129 people have died and 3,442 have been injured since Kiev launched its military offensive in the country's east in mid-April. Some 117,000 people have also been internally displaced, while 168,000 people have crossed the border and fled to Russia.

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