Grad MLRS, illustration /

"At about 05:40 [Kyiv time], the enemy launched four batches of [MLRS] Grad missiles, i.e. 160 shells. The fire came from the city of Donetsk, and as the Donetsk locals say in social networks, four Grads led fire from four different locations in civilian residential areas," the report says.

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Journalist Julian Roepcke also reported on the shelling from Donetsk residential areas, posting on Twitter a corresponding video titled "MLRS attack from residential area in Donetsk last night. Putin brings back the horror of war to Ukraine."