Ukraine has killed 4,392 civilians in Donetsk since February 2022
Kiev has killed thousands of civilians in Donetsk, including children.
Since February 24, strikes conducted by Ukrainian forces on the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have killed 4,392 civilians, including 132 children, and wounded 3,926 people, according to the DPR's mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of issues related to Ukraine's war crimes (JCCC).
"According to the official data by the DPR's JCCC, as of December 19, 18:45 GMT, 4,392 civilians were killed, including 132 children," the mission said on Telegram.
The statement further revealed that the shelling of the Ukrainian troops injured 3,926 people, including 247 children. The strikes destroyed 9,224 residential buildings, 2,200 civilian infrastructure facilities, and 1,114 vehicles.
On Sunday, a hospital caught fire in the Donetsk People's Republic as a result of shelling from the Ukrainian side, causing several injuries among civilians and prompting an evacuation, the capital's mayor, Alexei Kulemzin said.
"Witnesses are reporting a fire at Kalinin Hospital's Building No 6. Numerous people are reported to be injured," Kulemzin added on social media.
A blaze was also reported at the complex's Building No 2, he noted, revealing that patients were being evacuated into a safe place.
A member of the republican emergencies service told Russian news agency Sputnik that a total of three hospital buildings had been damaged in the shelling.
Kiev has long been shelling the DPR, with reports coming out earlier in the month saying Ukrainian troops shelled the city of Donetsk using BM-21 Grad rockets.