Three people were killed and 27 others injured on Monday in a Ukrainian artillery attack on the Donetsk railway station in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, according to the pro-Russian Defense Forces of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic. from Donetsk.
Telegraphic messages from the DPR Defense Forces told residents of the city on Monday: “Do not leave the house unnecessarily” and “During the shelling, do not leave the shelter”.
Pro-Russian forces in Donetsk said Ukraine fired “about 740 rounds into DPR territory” on Monday, “including from several rocket launchers”, according to the separatist Donetsk news agency. (DNA).
“Because of the bombardments, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population, a lot of destruction of houses and infrastructure,” DNA said.
Several unverified videos posted on social media on Monday appeared to show dozens of buildings damaged by shelling, with fires burning in and around the wreckage of a deserted market near the train station.
DNA said “At least 32 private housing buildings, 9 apartment buildings, 4 kindergartens, 2 schools, 2 shops, 10 commercial pavilions and a recreation center”, were destroyed on Monday.
North of Donetsk in Yasynuvata, “a large fire broke out in the vicinity of the marshalling yard” according to DNA.
“17 passenger train carriages and a building caught fire,” DNA said, adding “there were no casualties.”
Also on Monday, separatists reported that 47,500 Donetsk citizens were left without power and 251 transformer substations were disconnected.
CNN cannot independently verify Ukrainian Donbass casualty figures and damage reports.