Russian shelling kills six in eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk - officials


KYIV (Reuters) -Six people were killed in Sloviansk on Sunday after the eastern Ukrainian city was hit by powerful shelling from Russian multiple rocket launchers, local officials said.

The attack was the worst shelling to hit the city recently and caused nearly 15 fires in the front line city in the industrial Donbas region that Russia is trying to capture, Mayor Vadym Lyakh wrote on Telegram.

Donetsk regional administration spokeswoman Tetiana Ihnatchenko told Ukraine's public news network that 15 people had been wounded in the attack.

(Reporting by Valentyn Ogirenko and Max Hunder; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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