Pro-Russian authorities in Donetsk report six killed in Ukrainian attack on marketplace

The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have denounced Thursday the death of six people in an attack allegedly executed by the Ukrainian Army against a market in the city of Donetsk, without Kiev having pronounced itself for now on these accusations.

“According to the information received, six people have been killed and six wounded in an artillery attack on the Covered Market,” Donetsk Mayor Alexei Kulemzin has said on his Telegram account, hours after pro-Russian authorities in Zaporiyia and Ukraine exchanged accusations following a bomb explosion at a market in the city of Melitopol.

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The president of the movement We Are United with Russia, Vladimir Rogov, has said that at least six people have been injured and spoke of a “terrorist attack”, as picked up by the Russian news agency TASS, while the mayor of the city when it was under Ukrainian control, Ivan Fedorov, has denounced three dead and has accused “occupiers” of what happened.

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