Shelling against the key Ukrainian Donbas city of Slovyansk has wounded several and trapped others under rubble, city mayor Vadym Lyakh wrote on Facebook on July 19.
“Unfortunately, Slovyansk was shelled again,” Lyakh said.
“Private houses damaged. People remain under the rubble. Several people are wounded. We are clarifying the situation.”
On Tuesday, July 19, Russian troops shelled Kramatorsk for the second time in a day, causing casualties.
After the nearly-complete capture of Luhansk oblast, Russian troops have switched tactics to shelling the settlements of Donetsk Oblast. The invaders are systematically shelling Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and other cities in the oblast.