This photo, which is being circulated by activists on Twitter, shows a minibus in which four people were reportedly killed following shelling in Kramatorsk.
Following Ukraine’s decision not to renew a ceasefire – which had already been broken on numerous occasions – hostilities with pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east intensified on Tuesday. Amateur photos taken in the town of Kramatorsk reportedly show a minibus damaged by the shelling, in which four civilians were killed and five wounded Tuesday morning, according to local authorities aligned with Kiev.
The video below shows a woman's lifeless body inside a minibus, the windows of which seem to have been blown out.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY SHOCK VIEWERS.
It is not clear who fired the shells that hit the bus, nor those that fell on a Kramatorsk school and residential buildings
. No other fatalities were reported. According to an Al Jazeera reporter on the ground, the school served as a shelter, and some of the residential buildings were used as “impromptu barracks” by the separatists.
Several busloads of residents reportedly fled Kramatorsk for Russia on Tuesday.