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Moment of deadly Donetsk shelling caught on video — Analysis

DPR officials report that Ukrainian forces bombarded Donetsk’s center as part of the funeral of a commander in the military.

The center of Donetsk has been shelled by Ukrainian forces, according to Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) officials. This strike occurred during Thursday’s funeral for a former military commander. The moment was captured on video by a TV crew that was filming an interview with one of the commander’s former comrades.

The memorial ceremony for Olga Kachura, a commander of the DPR’s rocket artillery battalion, was being held in the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet theater. According to reports, shells fired by the Ukrainian forces hit nearby Donbass Palace Hotel.

According to RIA News, the people who gathered to attend the service were evacuated immediately to a bomb shelter as Ukrainian forces continue to shell the city. 

Alekseykulemzin, the mayor of Donetsk posted to Telegram, that information on those killed or wounded in the bombardment is still being evaluated. He confirmed, however, that at least one person was killed and many others were injured.

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