Bombings on Donetsk and residential areas
(B2)" For the first time in several months , OSCE observers observed on Saturday (July 18) shelling in downtown 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 the work of 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 downtown Donetsk), the observation mission was able to hear on Saturday (July 18) 112 explosions from exchanges of mortar fire (outgoing and incoming) (120 mm) and anti-aircraft fire – outgoing and incoming – testifying to the resumption of fighting. The following day, Sunday (July 19), the OSCE was able to observe " 24 explosions » at and around the airport – an area held by rebels of the Donetsk People's Republic.