Shelling of east Ukrainian city of Donetsk kills at least one - Reuters witness

by Reuters
Thursday, 4 September 2014 16:07 GMT

DONETSK, Ukraine, Sept 4 (Reuters) - New shelling of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine killed at least one woman and blew huge holes in residential buildings, a day before talks between Kiev and the separatists on a possible ceasefire.

A Reuters correspondent saw pools of blood in debris from damaged apartment blocks in the northern part of the city. At least five buildings had been hit, including a church, and their windows had been blown out. Walls had been strafed by shrapnel.

Local residents covered a dead women, who was dressed in a bright pink shirt, with a piece of metal. Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe rights and security group were surveying the scene. (Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska,; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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