Donetsk, Jul 20 — DAN. A civilian has been killed in Donetsk as Ukrainian forces launch a strike on the town, the DPR Territorial Defence said.

The civilian was killed at Ratsionalizatorov street.

Earlier on Wednesday, a civilian was killed in Gorlovka.

Russia started a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision had been made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him asking for help.

The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to protect people who have been continuously shelled and subjected to other forms of genocide by Ukraine for eight years. *ot