10 Injured in Ukraine’s Donetsk as Russian Missiles Strike, Confirms Interior Minister

1 min read
Russia missile attack

Kyiv: Ten people were hurt and five appeared under rubble in overnight Russian missile attacks in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, Ukrainian interior minister Ihor Klymenko said on Thursday.

Russia fired six missiles at three settlements in the region, most of which is occupied by Russian forces, Klymenko said on Telegram messaging app.

“Pokrovsk, Novohrodivka and Myrnohrad came under fire. The shelling injured 10 people, including 4 children. Five more people are being searched for under the rubble,” the minister said.

He said among the victims were a family with two children and two 13-year-old children. An apartment block, nine private houses, a police station, cars and garages were damaged.

Klymenko said a police paramedic helped a man with an injured baby get out from under the rubble.

Invading Russian forces have occupied much of Donetsk and Russia has said it intends to take over the whole region.

The Ukrainian military said earlier on Thursday its air defence shot down 14 out of 20 drones in a Russian overnight strike.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

Disclaimer: This report is auto-generated from the Reuters news service. The Kashmir Monitor holds no responsibility for its content.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Kashmir Monitor staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)