DPR officials say Ukrainian forces shelled central Donetsk during funeral of military commander
Central Donetsk was shelled by Ukrainian forces, according to Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) officials. The strike came during the funeral of a military commander on Thursday morning. The moment was captured on video by a television crew filming an interview with one of the commander’s former comrades.
The ceremony in memory of Olga Kachura, commander of the DPR rocket artillery battalion, was held at the Donetsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. Shells from Ukrainian forces reportedly hit the nearby Donbass Palace Hotel.
According to RIA information, those who gathered for the service were immediately evacuated to a bomb shelter as Ukrainian forces continued to shell the town.
Donetsk Mayor Aleksey Kulemzin posted on his Telegram channel that data on the killed and injured in the bombing is still being assessed, but confirmed that at least one person was killed and that several others were reportedly killed. injured.
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