Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk regional military administration in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region, reported "heavy fighting" in the direction of Lyman, where Russians have pressed an offensive in recent days.
"In the direction of Lyman, there is heavy fighting," Kyrylenko said. "Over the past 12 hours, among the civilian population, there is one dead and four people were injured."
Kyrylenko said several other towns — Avdiivka, Sviatohorsk, Bakhmut and Soledar — have been under heavy shelling or rocket and bomb attacks. The regional military governor has reported heavy Russian shelling all along the region's front lines in recent days, with Russian forces attempting breakthroughs in several locations.