|Southeastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the eve of local elections. © RIA Novosti. Alexei Kudenko|
The tense situation persists in the town of Donetsk, while the sounds of gunfire explosions are heard throughout the city during the day, the Donetsk City Council said in a record published on the state website Saturday.
"At the time of 6 p.m. local time [16:00 GMT] the problem in Donetsk is tense. Cannonade and sounds of explosions didn't stop in the town during the day," the statement read.