Donbass shelling continues to rattle people

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Donbass shelling continues to rattle people

DPR officials say that the attack took place during the funeral of a military commander.

The center of Donetsk was again shelled by Ukrainian forces on Thursday, according to Donetsk People's Republic DPR officials. The military commander was killed during a funeral service.

The moment was captured by a TV crew that was filming an interview with one of the commander's former comrades.

A memorial ceremony in honor of Olga Kachura, a commander of the DPR's rocket artillery battalion, took place in the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater when the missles arrived. Shells from Ukrainian forces were reported to have hit the nearby Donbass Palace Hotel.

People who gathered for the service were immediately evacuated to a bomb shelter, while Ukrainian forces continued to shell the city, according to RIA news.

Local authorities have confirmed at least one person was killed near the Donbass Palace hotel, while four others, including a child, were killed in other parts of the city. Six others have been injured as a result of the shelling, including an RT employee.