Donetsk, Aug 22 - DAN. The civil funeral was held in Donetsk’s Petrovskiy District on Tuesday of DPR Emergencies Ministry Fire Safety Department employee Valery Vdovichenko killed in shelling by Ukrainian forces two days ago.

Some 200 people, including Vdovichenko’s relatives and colleagues paid final respects to the firefighter.

The funeral ceremony was attended by DPR Emergencies Minister Alexey Kostrubitskiy, Makeyevka first deputy head Igor Domarovskiy and LPR Deputy Emergencies Minister Viktor Klimenok.

The mourners then walked in a funeral procession from Schors Street to Prospekt Mira as fire engines turned on sirens. Vdovichenko was buried in Mushketovo Cemetery in Kalininskiy District.

He was awarded a medal For Services to the Republic posthumously by DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko’s decree.

The firefighter was killed in shelling as he was extinguishing a fire in Donetsk’s Petrovskiy District on 20 August. One of his colleagues and the team leader were wounded. *jk