At the very least Two people died Wednesday a Russian shelling of residential building in Kramatorsk, In eastern Ukraine, officials of this country said.
“Two hours ago, Russian aggressors hit a residential building in the city center with a rocket,” regional governor Pavlo Kyrilenko said in a Telegram message.
Rescue teams, security forces and municipal services are working at the scene,” he added, noting that the number of victims could rise.
news agency AFP via Two bodies Rescue crews cleared the debris at the scene.
The city of Kramatorsk is located in the region DonetskThe Donbass, which has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014, forms the mining basin along with Luhansk.
Russia, which invaded Ukraine at the end of February 2022, now wants full control of the region.
In September, Moscow announced the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, including Luhansk and Donetsk.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyhas said Long-range missiles To deal with attacks launched by the Russians, such as today’s attack against the Donetsk region.
“It is possible to stop this Russian terrorism if we provide enough missile force to our army. “So terrorists cannot get away with impunity,” Zelensky insisted in his usual last-minute speech.
The Ukrainian president argued that “Ukraine needs long-range missiles, in particular, to eliminate this possibility that the aggressor could place its missiles somewhere from the front line and destroy Ukrainian cities.”
This Saturday at 9:15 local time, the Russian military launched a missile attack on the city KostiantynivkaAccording to the data of the Ukrainian president himself, three deaths and fourteen injuries were left in the Donetsk region.
“The enemy used S-300 missiles. In residential sector. The list of victims so far has 17 names: 14 injured and three dead. My condolences to the family and friends,” he said.
According to Zelensky, Russian rockets hit four residential buildings in Kostiantynivka.
“Unfortunately, this bombing is a daily occurrence in our regions, the Russian army will reach with such missiles. Donbass, Kharkiv Oblast, the south of the country”, he said.
As of today, Moscow controls about 20% of Ukrainian territory recognized by the international community; including the eastern part of the country and the Crimean Peninsula. In this situation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says that Kyiv’s objective is the total liberation of Ukrainian territory, including the Crimean peninsula, as a condition for starting any peace talks with Russia.
(With information from AFP and EFE)