STORY: The video shot by a Reuters reporter showed several men in military uniforms inspecting a big crater and piles of rubble left by the shelling.
One of them, who introduced himself as a Russian investigative committee representative, blamed Ukrainian forces for the shelling, adding that it was presumably carried out with the use of the MLRS ‘Himars’.
There was no immediate Ukrainian response.
Reuters was also unable to independently verify the number of casualties and who was to blame for the shelling.
Donetsk, the capital of the Ukrainian province of the same name, has been controlled by Russian proxy forces since 2014 but remains close to the front line of Russia's war with Ukraine.