Donetsk residents reported about the incident to the Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU) and the OPORA Civil Network, Censor.NET writes citing CVU press service.
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"Me and my friends decided to vote in the election and went to our regular poll station. It is located in school №114 in Petrovskyi district of Donetsk," the city resident said.
"When we got there, a man was standing at the entrance, and we asked whether it is possible to vote there. He said that he can try to do something. After that they started firing a machine gun at us. We barely escaped because we ran to the car."
The man who passed this information to observers said he did not know that the poles in the city have not opened.
The voting poles in Donetsk, Makiivka, Horlivka, Torez, Yenakiieve, Shakhtarsk, and a number of towns in the Donetsk region haven't opened because these areas are temporarily occupied by illegal armed groups.