A shells hits a courtyard outside of a residential building in Donetsk and kills one and seriously injures two others. Putin expresses “grave concern” over the incident. Ukrainian officials are denying that Ukrainian shells had fallen on Russian territory. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, was quoted by Interfax Ukraine as saying that Ukrainian forces:
do not fire on the territory of a neighboring country. They do not fire on residential areas.
He is placing the blame for the attack on the rebels themselves.