Donetsk, Sep 1 — DAN. Thirteen rescuers have been killed in shelling by Ukrainian armed formations in the Rubtsy village area in the north of the Donets People’s Republic, the DPR Emergencies Ministry said on Thursday.

“At around 4:00 on September 1, a DPR Emergencies Ministry task force came under Ukrainian artillery fire in the village of Rubtsy, Krasny Liman District, ” the Ministry said. “Thirteen personnel have been killed and another nine have been wounded.”

The DPR Emergencies Ministry sent additional personnel to the scene to carry out search and rescue works. The wounded rescuers were taken to hospital.*jk