Seven civilians were killed in shelling in Donbas by the afternoon of February 1. A 66-year old woman was killed by a shell in her house in a village in Artiomovsky district of Donetsk Oblast. Six men of various ages were found dead in villages near Artiomovsk, Dzerzhynsk, and in Debaltsevo.
Ukraine’s government blames the deaths on the Russia-backed separatists. All of the shelled towns are controlled by Ukraine.
The deaths add to the 12 civilians killed in Debaltsevo and three in Luhansk Oblast on the day before, January 31, making the civilian death toll of the weekend rise to 22 casualties.
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