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Bombings on Donetsk and residential areas

(B2)" For the first time in several months ", OSCE observers observed on Saturday (July 18) shelling in the city center of Donetsk and in residential areas around the city, controlled by the Avdiivka government. The violence left several dead — including at least 1 civilian, confirmed by observers. According to international observers, the exchanges are carried out by both Ukrainian government forces and rebels. At the observation point of the Joint Control and Coordination Center (CMCD), at the Donetsk central railway station (8 km northwest of Donetsk city center), the observation mission was able to hear on Saturday (July 18) 112 explosions from exchanges of fire (outgoing and incoming) mortars (120 mm) and anti-aircraft fire – outgoing and incoming – testifying to the resumption of fighting. The following day, Sunday (July 19), the OSCE observed “ 24 explosions » at and around the airport – an area held by rebels from the Donetsk People's Republic.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).