According to Oleksandr Kosenko, the head of the Avdiivka police, the shelling of the town started at about 11 a.m. Information on one victim, a local woman who was taken to hospital with shrapnel wounds, has been confirmed.
An investigative team has left for the scene. The details and circumstances of the incident are being specified.
As of 3.p.m., it is known that the victim has received multiple shrapnel wounds to the legs. She is now at the hospital in the city of Dymytrov. The woman was near a grocery store down the Nekrasov Street at the time of shelling.
The Avdiivka police opened criminal proceedings under Part 5 of the Article 15 and Part 2 of the Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "An attempt to commit premeditated murder, which endangered the lives of numerous persons", over delivering of injuries to a local resident born in 1970.
The shelling of Avdiivka vicinity is underway. There is no information on any other casualties.