Ukraine shells apartment complex in Donetsk – mayor
Ukrainian troops have shelled residential buildings in Donetsk using NATO-supplied 155mm caliber artillery, city officials claimed on Tuesday.
An apartment complex in the capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) “took a direct hit,” Mayor Alexey Kulemzin wrote on Telegram.
Three civilians were killed, Kulemzin added.
A video posted on social media shows gray smoke rising from what appears to be a building in Donetsk.
The mayor later said the city’s ‘Central’ hotel had been hit and posted photos of the damaged building.
Russian news agency TASS reported that the Ukrainians shelled a hotel where journalists are staying.
The office of DPR head Denis Pushilin was struck as well. According to a photo posted by Kulemzin, the building also took a direct hit.
The news outlet Mash said that several floors of the office had been damaged. The outlet quoted a DPR official as saying that Pushilin was not in the building at the time of the shelling.