At Least Four Killed During Shelling of Donetsk Hospital

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A shell hit a local hospital in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, killing three people queuing for the distibution of the humanitarian aid and one person standing near the building.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least four people died when a hospital in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk was shelled Wednesday, the emergencies chief of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said.

“According to initial information, four people died. One of them was standing near the hospital, the three others were queuing for humanitarian assistance that was being distributed outside the hospital,” DPR emergencies minister Alexei Kostrubitsky said.

The city council said in a statement earlier in the day that the Tekstilshchik district of Donetsk had been shelled at noon, and one of the shells landed at a local hospital.

3 civilians dead, multiple wounded after rockets struck hospital & apt building in #Donetsk dense residential area. pic.twitter.com/9p27fQgYOL

Despite the ceasefire deal inked by Kiev and independence supporters in September 2014, hostilities continue in the war-torn eastern Ukraine. Violence has intensified in recent weeks, with both sides trading blame for shellings, driving up the civilian death toll.

 

 

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