Donetsk, Feb.1 - DAN. Two civilians were killed and four injured as Kiev shelled Donetsk and Makeyevka over the last 24 hours, said DPR Operations Command.

"Two civilians were killed and one injured as Kiev shelled Donetsk and Makeyevka in 24 hours. Later another woman was reported wouded."

Makeyevka administration said that two miners employed with Scheglovskaya-Glubokaya mine came under fire as they were on their way to work. "Both are in Rudnichnaya hospital," local authorities said.

The situation along the contact line has dramatically deteriorated in the last few days. Several people were killed, massive damage to infrastructure and housing was reported.

On January 31 Republican and Russian journalists came under Kiev's fire in Donetsk, DAN reporter and Life cameraman were injured.

DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko said that the fighting was ongoing in 50km-long area. The enemy suffered major losses. The order to start the offensive was issued by Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko personally.

The shelling is ongoing. *ot