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Russian Shelling Kills 4 in Ukraine's Donetsk Region

Vadym Filashkin / Facebook

Russian shelling killed four people in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region, authorities said Monday, as Moscow's forces aim to push deeper into the war-battered region.

Donetsk region Governor Vadym Filashkin said attacks late Sunday against the mining town of Siversk, which is flanked by Russian forces, had led to the deaths.

"The city was shelled yesterday evening with multiple rocket launchers. It has now been established that four men aged 36 to 86 died as a result of this shelling," Filashkin wrote on social media.

Siversk, which had an estimated pre-war population of 11,000 people, has come under constant Russian shelling since Moscow invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

Russia claimed to have annexed the entire Donetsk region in September 2022 despite not fully controlling the region.

Officials have warned that the eastern front line has become increasingly precarious as Ukraine struggles to secure more arms from allies and recruit additional troops.

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