At least one civilian has been killed and four injured after the Ukrainian army shelled the eastern town of Gorlovka, senior rebel forces commander Eduard Basurin told RT.

“As far I know, there are five victims, one killed and four wounded,” Basurin said. “The shells were coming from the Nikitovsky area, which is on the north-western outskirts of Gorlovka. The shelling could have been carried out either from Dzerjinsk or from Artemovsk.”

Ukrainian artillery shelled the town on Sunday evening, the mayor of Gorlovka, Andrey Darkovsky, told RIA earlier, confirming at least 5 victims – four men and one woman. A RIA source said the shelling continued for some 40 minutes, with residential areas of Golma and Zaitsevo coming under fire.

The Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) representative meanwhile told RIA that Gorlovka suburbs were shelled by Ukrainian tanks, according to preliminary data.

“The shelling came from the Kurdyumovka municipality . According to our preliminary data it was tanks,” the source told RIA, adding that “one of the shells hit the house, passed through two walls and didn’t explode.”