A day before talks between Kiev and the separatists on a possible ceasefire, Reuters reported shelling of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine that killed at least one woman and blew huge holes in residential buildings.
Pools of blood were seen in debris from damaged apartment blocks in the northern part of the city, Reuters reported. At least five buildings had been hit, including a church, and their windows had been blown out.
Walls had been strafed by shrapnel. Local residents covered a dead women, who was dressed in a bright pink shirt, with a piece of metal. Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe rights and security group were surveying the scene.
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