As many as 34 people were killed and 29 were wounded in the city of Donetsk over the past day, Donetsk regional authorities said.
Eyewitnesses said about the death of five Donetsk residents in shelling from multiple launch rocket systems Grad.
Two districts in the city have been shelled massively since Tuesday evening. A coalmine has also been pounded. Drones were flying over the city on Wednesday. Several strong blasts have gone off in central Donetsk since Wednesday morning. The gunfire set a warehouse with car tyres ablaze.
Ten people were killed in the town of Makeyevka, five kilometres away from Donetsk, over the past day. Eyewitnesses said that shelling of the city has started on Wednesday morning. A cocking plant caught fire as an artillery shell had hit it. Employees of the plant were evacuated and production was halted.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry has estimated material damage from military confrontation in the country’s southeast at $615 million. “Our estimates are preliminary. Now it is obvious that figures will be much higher,” Finance Minister Alexander Shlapak said.