Ukraine official: 7 killed in Donetsk region

KYIV, Ukraine — Seven civilians have been killed in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region as a result of Russian attacks, the Ukrainian regional governor says.

Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote in a Telegram post that Tuesday’s Russian attacks killed seven civilians of the Donbas: two in Bakhmutsky, two in Bakhmut, and one each in Avdiivka, Drobyshev and Soledar. Another six people were injured.

The post did not provide further details of the alleged attacks. The Donetsk region has been a focus of fierce fighting over the recent days.

Earlier Tuesday, Kyrylenko said on Telegram that one civilian in the town of Bakhmut was killed as a Russian rocket destroyed a residential building. He added that a wounded nine-year-old boy was rescued from the rubble, but it was not immediately clear whether the boy had died.