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Ukraine LiveBlog Day 195
Press by
The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
Powerful Explosion in Donetsk
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There was a powerful explosion this evening in Donetsk, where Ukrainian forces have continued to battle Russian-backed separatists, and other regional media are reporting.

The explosion could be heard throughout the city and environs.

According to a resident who uploaded a video to YouTube and narrated the scene in an alarmed voice, the large explosion took place at 19:13 pm Kiev time, August 31. He believed that it was near the village of Birzyuzova and the Lidievka coal mine.

It is believed that an oil plant was hit by artillery fire, but further information is being sought.

Here is another citizen's video uploaded this evening:

This citizen who uploaded a video also believed it was in the Lidievka coal mine area: