Strong explosion, fire reported at prosecutor's office in center of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Donetsk

19 February, 08:23 PM

"Bavovna" (lit. ‘cotton’ in English, a euphemism used in Ukraine to describe an explosion) in Donetsk (Photo:Screenshot from the video)

A strong explosion was heard in the center of Donetsk on Feb. 19, with Russian sources soon reporting an explosion and fire at the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city's prosecutor's office.

Russian pro-Kremlin channels published a video showing the roof of the Donetsk's prosecutor's office on fire.

Firemen are also seen attempting to extinguish the fire on video.

Russian sources talked of "a direct hit.” They accused the Ukrainian Armed Forces of shelling the Russian-held Ukrainian city.

Video of day

"The center of Donetsk. A roof on fire. Here was a hit. That's how the center was shelled with Grad rocket clusters today," a man is heard saying on video.

Russian sources said that nobody has been reported wounded or injured yet.

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