Pro-Russian separatists accused Ukraine of shelling a brewery in the occupied eastern city of Donetsk, killing one person and causing an ammonia leak, Interfax news agency reported, citing Reuters.

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The Emergencies Ministry in the self-proclaimed pro-Russian Donetsk People's Republic said a projectile fell on an ammonia pipeline last night, sparking a fire that at one point spread to an area of ​​600 square meters.

Reuters pictures from the scene showed flames lighting up the sky over part of the city, as well as firefighters wearing gas masks.

One of them shows a corpse on the ground.

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The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense was not available for comment.

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