Donetsk, Sep 22 — DAN. Ukrainian armed formations have opened fire at central Donetsk causing civilian casualties, head of the Young Republic social organization, DPR parliament member Kirill Makarov said.

“Projectiles have hit the City Hall area; casualties at the (central) indoor market have been reported, ” Makarov wrote on Telegram.

Eye-witnesses said that projectiles had struck the indoor market, flower shops and a Route No 38 minibus.

An air defense system is operating in central Donetsk.

The Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of issues related to Ukraine’s war crimes has reported that Kiev gunmen are firing 155mm projectiles at central Donetsk from the occupied settlement of Orlovka.*jk