At least one person was killed and five more wounded after Russian troops intensified shelling in Rubizhne, said regional governor Serhiy Haidai on Facebook, Wednesday.

Rescue teams working on the site pulled seven more people from the debris.

Shelling and bombardments that hit Lysychansk, Popasna, Severodonetsk, and Toshivka damaged two residential buildings and nine houses.

On Tuesday, a toxic plume was seen in Rubizhne after Russian shelling struck a chemical storage site.