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Two Die In Donetsk Shelling

A man looks on November 27, 2014 at damage caused by alleged shells of the Ukrainian Army in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

Violence continues in eastern Ukraine despite a cease-fire between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

A 12-year-old boy and 55-year-old women were reported killed on November 27 in Donetsk, a major city largely controlled by the rebels.

Donetsk city administration, which is aligned with Kyiv, said the child was killed in the street and the woman when a shell hit her flat in an area pummelled by artillery fire in recent days.

Residents said the boy had been running to a bomb shelter when he was hit.

According to United Nations data, an average of 13 soldiers, rebels, and civilians have died every day since a formal cease-fire was agreed by Ukraine, Russia and the rebels on September 5.

More than 4,300 combatants and civilians have been killed in eastern Ukraine since pro-Russian rebels seized border regions in April.

Nearly a million people have fled the area, with a surge in the past two months, the UN said on Nov. 20.

Based on reporting by Reuters and Interfax