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Shelling hits Russia-Occupied Donetsk, Russians claim 13 dead

Consequences of shelling in Donetsk
Consequences of shelling in Donetsk

Russia-occupied Donetsk came under fire om Jan. 21, leading to at least 13 reported casualties, according to occupation authorities.

The incident occurred in the Kirovskyi district in the Tekstylnyk neighborhood, where a market is located, claimed Alexey Kulemzin, the self-proclaimed mayor of occupied Donetsk, who accused Ukrainian forces of the shelling.

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At least 13 people were killed and 10 injured in the market area due to the shelling, claimed Denis Pushilin, the head of a terrorist organization, the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).

Ukrainian Journalist Denys Kazanskyi published a video on Telegram of a Russian occupier discussing the aftermath of the shelling.

"The occupier at the scene openly admits the presence of Russian military personnel there, again hiding behind civilians and exposing them to retaliatory fire," Kazanskyi said.

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Photos and videos of the shelling site are circulating on the internet.

Explosions rocked Donetsk on Dec. 31, 2023 with occupation authorities claiming that four people were killed in an attack.

Residents of Donetsk reported shelling of several districts on Dec. 19, 2023. The occupiers claimed 15 injured.

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