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‘Punitive’ Ukrainian strike on Donetsk city kills 13: Kremlin-backed authorities

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Kremlin-backed authorities in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk said Monday that a strike by Ukraine’s forces in the Russian-controlled city had left more than a dozen people dead.

“Initial information shows that as a result of punitive shelling … in the Kuibyshevskyi district (of Donetsk), 13 civilians died. The number of people injured is being determined,” the Moscow-backed mayor of the city wrote in a social media statement carried by Russian news agencies.


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