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One man killed as shell from Ukraine hits Russian border town

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Reuters

Officials in Russia's Rostov region are on the scene of a fatal shelling reported to have been fired from Ukrainian territory.

The shelling killed one man and injured two women in Donetsk, a town of the same name as the city in eastern Ukraine.

Locals said the shelling has been happening for more than a week.

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RESIDENT OF DONETSK TOWN IN RUSSIA, NO NAME GIVEN, SAYING:

"The planes always follow the same route and shoot in that direction, then explosions can be heard."

Ukrainian authorities have denied responsibility for the attack.

They're blaming rebel separatists, who also denied responsibility.

Russian officials said the incident showed "a dangerous escalation" of regional tensions.