“About these shellings.

As I understand it, the strikes are directed directly at the residential areas of Donetsk by the Armed Forces of Ukraine?”

Putin asked.

Pushilin confirmed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are conducting targeted shelling of residential areas. 

According to him, during the period from December 2 to 18 in Donetsk, as a result of shelling from the Ukrainian side, 21 civilians were killed, and another 94 people were injured.

Earlier it became known that the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross was damaged as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian troops of the Kalininsky district of Donetsk.

Yesterday, December 19, the mayor of Donetsk, Aleksey Kulemzin, said that, according to preliminary data, as a result of the shelling of the city by the Ukrainian military, shells hit the building of the Kalinin hospital and a kindergarten.