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LUGANSK, July 13, /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s armed forces shelled from mortars the Yuzhny (southern) quarter of the city of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, the press service of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) reported.
“According to a report, the building of school No. 51 was damaged,” the LPR reported. “Mortar fire was delivered from inside the city.”
Earlier, the press service of the Lugansk city council said six civilians were killed and another seven wounded as a result of shelling of city quarters over the past 24 hours. Three residential buildings and some household buildings in the Kamennobrodsky district of the city were destroyed.
Combat activities resulted in major power and water supply disruptions in Lugansk.
Troops loyal to Kiev and local militias in the southeastern Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk regions are still involved in fierce clashes as the Ukrainian armed forces are conducting a military operation to regain control over the breakaway regions, which on May 11 proclaimed their independence at local referendums.
During the military operation, conducted since mid-April, Kiev has used armored vehicles, heavy artillery and attack aviation. According to Ukraine’s Health Ministry, 478 civilians have been killed and 1,392 wounded in it. Many buildings have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people have had to flee Ukraine’s embattled Southeast.
South Ossetia has recognized the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and the Lugansk People's Republic. No other countries have followed suit so far.