Russia-Ukraine war: Russian shelling kills two civilians in Donetsk; Odesa region hit by Russian missile attack – live

Two civilians killed by Russian shelling in Donetsk

In the Donetsk region at the forefront of the Russian offensive, two civilians were killed and seven others were wounded by recent Russian shelling of several towns and villages.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the governor of Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, confirmed the latest casualties on Telegram.

The area has been the subject of heavy shelling by the Russian military in recent weeks as they try to make tactical advances in the Donbas region.

Updated at 05.03 EDT

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