Tragic Shelling in Donetsk: Casualties and Drone Strikes Highlight Conflict

Three people were killed and several others injured in Ukrainian army shelling of Donetsk, a Russian-controlled city in eastern Ukraine, according to the Russian-installed mayor. Additionally, a Ukrainian drone struck a residential building in Belgorod, Russia, but no casualties were reported. Russia's air defense claimed to have downed seven drones.


Reuters | Moscow | Updated: 31-05-2024 19:59 IST | Created: 31-05-2024 19:59 IST
Tragic Shelling in Donetsk: Casualties and Drone Strikes Highlight Conflict
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Three people were killed and several others injured in Ukrainian army shelling of the Russian-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, Alexei Kulemzin, the Russian-installed mayor, said. Reuters could not independently verify his assertion and there was no immediate comment from Ukraine.

In a separate incident, authorities in the Russian city of Belgorod reported that a residential building had been hit by a Ukrainian drone. There were no casualties, they said. The Russian Defence Ministry said that Russian air defence forces had downed seven drones over the Belgorod region around 1600-1630 local time (1300-1330 GMT).

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