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Ukrainian Girl In Narrow Escape As Shelling Hits Donbass Arena

21/10/2014 16:24 BST | Updated 22/10/2014 09:59 BST

This remarkable video shows a small Ukrainian girl narrowly escaping the shelling of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena on Monday.

The CCTV footage shows the stadium, which was built for the 2012 European Championships at a cost of around $400million, suffer a blast wave from a nearby explosion, the pressure sending rubble falling to the ground.

The shell was fired despite a ceasefire agreement between Kiev and Russian-backed separatists.

Vadyn Gunko, the Arena’s interim executive manager, said: “As a result of a powerful explosion, the blast wave caused serious damage to the western and eastern parts of the arena.

“A part of the facade glass crashed, a large area of it with critical damage. The inner facilities also were hit. We are assessing the damage at the moment, blocking the dangerous areas.

“We are warning the residents of Donetsk not to approach the stadium under any circumstances as it might be unsafe.”

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