Russia says three children killed in Ukraine shelling on Donetsk

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Three children were killed after Ukraine shelled an apartment building in the Russian-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine overnight, the city’s mayor said on Friday.

Reuters could not independently verify the assertion.

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The mayor, Alexei Kulemzin, called the shelling barbaric and said the apartment building, located in the city’s Petrovsky district, had taken a direct hit and that a fire had then broken out.

“Three children died - a girl born in 2007, a girl born in 2021 and a boy born in 2014,” he said on the Telegram messaging service.

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