Russian forces shelled Donetsk region 34 times on July 31, casualties reported - police

Russian forces shelled Donetsk region 34 times on July 31, casualties reported - police

Russian troops launched 34 strikes on the Donetsk region on July 31, killing and wounding civilians.

According to Ukrinform, the communication department of the Donetsk regional police said this in a statement.

In the Donetsk region, 16 settlements were hit in the past day. Russian forces struck Avdiivka 11 times. The settlements of Soledar, Bakhmut, Siversk, Mykolaivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, New York, Pivnichne, Yahidne, Predtechyne, Kurdiumivka, Ptyche, Karlivka, Heorhiivka and Lastochkyne all came under enemy fire.

Russia used air-launched missiles, Uragan and Grad multiple rocket launchers, and artillery against the civilian population.

Some 43 civilian objects were destroyed and damaged, including 34 residential buildings, two fields with crops, a pharmacy, garages, and vehicles.

The police and the Security Service of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings under Article 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

On July 31, in the Donetsk region, Russian troops killed three civilians and wounded 16 others.

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