Donetsk, Aug 10 — DAN. Five civilians have been injured as Ukrainian forces are shelling Donetsk on Wednesday, the Republic’s Mission to the JCCC said.

The enemy uses heavy artillery, and mortars.

Four men and a woman have sustained injuries.

Another man was reported injured earlier, on August 7.

Sixteen residential houses, including three multi-flat, a kindergarten and a mall in Donetsk and Gorlovka have been damaged.

Russia started a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision was 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