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Separatists say 6 killed by Ukraine shelling on Donetsk market

Illustrative: A burning vehicle damaged in shelling is seen in a street in Donetsk, area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.  (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
Illustrative: A burning vehicle damaged in shelling is seen in a street in Donetsk, area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

Kremlin-backed authorities in the Russian-controlled city of Donetsk in east Ukraine say that at least six people were killed by Ukrainian strikes on an outdoor market in the city.

“According to initial information, six people were killed and six more were injured in shelling of the Kryty market,” city official Alexei Kulemzin says in a statement on social media, while pro-Russian media released footage showing charred vehicles, a corpse and shattered glass from the scene.

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