September 2022 Donetsk attack

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September 2022 Donetsk attack
Part of 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Donetsk shelling.jpg
Location Donetsk, Ukraine
DateSeptember 19, 2022
TargetCivilians of Donetsk
Attack type
Missile Strike, Artillery Barrage
Victims13 people [1] [2]
Perpetrator(Per Russia and DPR) Armed Forces of Ukraine [3]

The September 2022 Donetsk attack was the shelling of civilian infrastructure facilities on the Baku Commissars Square in Donetsk, as a result of which, according to Russian-backed mayor Alexey Kulemzin, 13 people were killed.


Local authorities stated that nine 150 mm shells were used, targetting Kuibishevsky District of Donetsk from a village west to the city. [4]

Course of events

Since the start of the war in Donbass in 2014, the Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been controlled by the forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, which claims control over the entire territory of the Donetsk region. [5] [6]


According to Alexey Kulemzin, 13 people became victims of the shelling, including two children. The number of wounded remains unknown. Both Russian and DPR sources blame Ukraine for the shelling. [7] There were no official comments from the Ukrainian side about the shelling. [8]

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