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One killed, 13 injured in shelling of Alchevsk by Ukrainian army – mayor

"One child is in intensive care," Apshev said

LUGANSK, August 6. /TASS/. The number of civilians injured after a Ukrainian shell hit an apartment building in Alchevsk in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) has risen to 13, the city’s Mayor Albert Apshev told TASS on Saturday.

"Fourteen people have been affected. Preliminary, one of them is dead. Four children were injured, one of them is in intensive care," he said.

Rescuers extinguished a fire that engulfed the nine-story building after the impact of the Ukrainian shell, the building is badly damaged, Apshev said.

The mayor added that about 12 houses were damaged by shattered glass and the shockwave. The three kindergartens and a school were also damaged. He noted that the residents of the house, which was hit by the shell, would be accommodated at a social facility.

On July 3, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the LPR had been liberated from the Ukrainian army. Nevertheless, Ukrainian troops sometimes conduct strikes on the republic from bordering areas.