A Ukrainian artillery shell has reportedly struck a hospital in east Ukraine’s Donetsk region in violation of a recent truce, according to the defense authorities of the region.
“The Ukrainian shell hit directly the surgery department of Hospital No. 21 located in 12a Kremlyovskaya Avenue,” read a Sunday statement by the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) as cited in a report by Russian Tass news agency.
The statement said the Ukrainian army forces were engaged in shelling the positions of pro-Russia forces in Donetsk and were attempting to breach the pro-Russians’ defenses.
It added that, overnight on Sunday, two infantry companies of the Ukrainian military also launched an attack on the settlement of Zhabunki on the outskirts of Donetsk.