Russian forces shell 13 settlements in Donetsk region over past day

Russian forces shell 13 settlements in Donetsk region over past day

The Russian army shelled 13 settlements in the Donetsk region on August 15, killing and wounding civilians.

That's according to the communications department of the Donetsk regional police, Ukrinform reports.

"Over the [past] day, the police recorded 28 shelling instances. The occupiers fired artillery and launched rocket and air strikes," the report said.

Avdiivka, Pivdenne, Mykolaivka, Zalizne, Pervomaiske, Chasiv Yar, Druzhba, Kalynove, Sloviansk, Velyka Novosilka, Bakhmut, Yasnohirka and Kurakhove all came under massive shelling.

In the Donetsk region, Russian troops used artillery, mortars, tanks, Grad and Uragan MLRS and launched an airstrike using unguided air missiles.

Russian forces hit a residential area, with civilian casualties recorded.

Some 19 objects were destroyed and damaged in the past day, including 14 residential buildings, a boarding school, a dormitory, an outbuilding, a hangar, and a cafe.

The police evacuated 415 citizens from the region on August 15. In total, since the beginning of August, almost 6,000 people, including more than 1,000 children, have left for safer regions.

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