Donetsk, Feb 2 – DAN. Seven civilians suffered shrapnel wounds as Kiev forces shelled DPR territory, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday.

“Seven people were injured by Ukrainian forces shelling, including three in Donetsk, one in Makeyevka and two in Kominternovo village,” Basurin said.

The shelling left one DPR militiaman killed and one wounded, he added.

The Republic’s Emergencies Ministry reported that almost 60 people, including six children, had been evacuated from the Donetsk districts caught in the sector of fire in the past three days.

The situation along the contact line has deteriorated in the past few days. There were civilian casualties as a result of continues shelling by Kiev forces, and damage to housing and infrastructure in Donetsk and adjacent districts was recorded. *jk