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House engulfed in flames in Russian shelling of eastern Ukraine town

Local authorities in Ukraine’s Donetsk region said on Friday (May 12) Russian troops had shelled the eastern town of Kostiantynivka in the east, destroying a house.

The head of Kostiantynivka council, Oleksii Roslov, told Ukrainian media that Russian troops fired different types of weapons at the town and that shelling injured one woman.

Firefighters rushed to the site of shelling, trying to extinguish the fire which gutted the house.

“It hit the roof and the roof collapsed. My neighbor (the one who lives in the house on fire) rushed outside and started shouting, asking for help. I as well as other neighbours rushed here. We pulled an elderly woman from the house,” Oleksandr Lazorka, who lives next to the destroyed house, told Reuters.

Donetsk governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said in a telegram messaging app that Kostiantynivka was also shelled on Thursday (May 11).

Russia has repeatedly shelled Kostiantynivka, which is close to the front line and lies some 30 km northwest of Bakhmut, a small city that Russia has been trying to take for months in a brutal battle that has become the scene of some of the fiercest fighting.

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