Three civilians were killed and several others injured in heavy fighting in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Sunday, an update from the Donetsk Regional Military Administration said on Monday.
The statement said that Russian forces bombed areas north of the city of Donetsk with light weapons, tanks, artillery, mortars and MLRS “Grad” missiles. About 24 buildings were also damaged, including 20 apartment buildings, a power station and a shopping mall.
And shelling took place, Monday morning, in areas to the southwest of the city of Donetsk.
The statement added that water and electricity supplies have been partially restored to the area, but there is currently no gas supply.
In a separate update, the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kirilenko, spoke on national television on Monday.
“The situation is tense. The shelling along the front line does not stop,” Kirilenko said. “The hottest regions are the direction of Avdiivka, Toretsk and Lyman. Hostilities continue there. There is a constant bombardment of the enemy on Bakhmut, Solidar.”
Kirilenko said that the main road from Pakhmut to Lyschansk was still under Ukrainian control, but that the Russians “constantly bombard the road.” He added that it is the main route for providing humanitarian goods and important for evacuations.
Some context: Donetsk is one of the pro-Russian breakaway regions to the east of Ukraine along with Luhansk, where The Russian offensive has intensified in recent days.
On Thursday, the Ukrainian armed forces admitted that Russian forces had made further advances in the Donetsk region. Capture of a village about 10 miles southeast From the important city of Bakhmut.
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