Reports appeared on social media that armed forces had allegedly shelled a kindergarten in separatist-controlled territory in the Luhansk region.
Later, the headquarters of Ukrainian forces in Donbass also reported the shelling of a kindergarten. The report stated that the kindergarten building was damaged during the shelling in Stanytsia Luhanska.
According to preliminary reports, two adults were injured.
The shelling occurred against the backdrop of a sharp deterioration in the situation around Ukraine, near whose borders a large Russian grouping is concentrated. Western countries fear that Russia might arrange a provocation in the conflict zone in Donbass.