Kyiv’s forces are repelling constant Russian attacks on towns in the eastern region of Donbas, Ukrainian authorities say.

Bakhmut and Soledar were “holding on”, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address as Moscow-backed separatists claim to have captured Bakhmutske, an eastern village.

Two women were killed and several other people were wounded in a Russian attack on a market in the village of Shevchenkove in eastern Ukraine on Monday, regional prosecutors say.

Suspilne, a public broadcaster, posted footage from the blast on Telegram with rescue workers sifting through the rubble.

“According to confirmed information, unfortunately a 60-year-old woman died,” Kharkiv Governor Oleh Synehubov wrote on Telegram.

“All other victims were hospitalised. Doctors are helping them. Rescuer workers continue to clear the debris.”

Suspilne quoted a local official as saying at least three pavilions were destroyed in the attack and that a shopping centre was damaged.