Russian invading forces shelled Toretsk, a small mining town in Donetsk Oblast with artillery on Aug. 4. One of the shells hit a bus stop, killing eight people and injuring four, Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko reported.
Three children were among the victims of the attack.
"According to preliminary information, the Russians used artillery,” Kyrylenko wrote in his Telegram channel. “The invading forces hit a public transport stop, where there was a crowd of people at that time.”
The Russians also damaged a local church and wounded a priest there, damaging the surrounding high-rise buildings.
Kyrylenko called on residents of Donetsk Oblast to evacuate from the region. Earlier Ukrainian authorities announced a mandatory evacuation from Donetsk Oblast, claiming there would be no central heating in the whole region this winter. About 200,000 residents are expected to leave the Donetsk Oblast.