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Russian missiles strike a Ukrainian residence, causing death and destruction

Russian missiles strike a Ukrainian residence, causing death and destruction

Russian missiles strike a Ukrainian residence, causing death and destruction

Russian missiles strike a Ukrainian residence, causing death

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  • Russian Uragan rockets hit a five-storey apartment block in Ukraine’s Donetsk region.
  • At least 15 people killed and two dozen more feared trapped, local officials say.
  • Moscow says its forces struck Ukrainian army hangars storing US produced M777 howitzers near Kostyantynivka.
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Local authorities said on Sunday that a five-story apartment building in Ukraine Donetsk area; was struck by Russian Uragan rockets, resulting in at least 15 deaths; and the risk of another 20 being trapped. While Moscow said its forces attacked Ukrainian army hangars housing US-produced M777 howitzers; a sort of artillery, near Kostyantynivka in the Donetsk area; Ukraine also reported confrontations with Russian forces on fronts; in the east and south.

The strike on the apartment complex happened on Saturday night; in the village of Chasiv Yar, according to Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko. On Sunday afternoon, the local rescue agency reported 15 fatalities; adding that 24 more people could still be trapped beneath the rubble.

A local neighbour identified as Ludmila said, “We raced to the basement; there were three impacts, the first somewhere in the kitchen”; while rescuers took a body wrapped in a white sheet and cleaned the debris; with a crane and their hands.

“We fled toward the second entrance and went directly into the basement the second; I can’t even remember, there was lightning. Up until this morning, we stayed there all night.” Venera, a different survivor; claimed she had wished to preserve her two cubs.

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She sobbed as she describes how she got a push into the restroom; amid turmoil and completely covered in blood. “Three stories had collapsed by the time; I got done using the restroom, and the room was full of debris.”

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According to a Telegram post by Kyrylenko, rescue efforts continued as of 4 p.m; in Chasiv Yar after workers had removed approximately 99 tonnes of debris; from the scene of the fallen apartment building (1300 GMT).

In a message on Telegram, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s chief of staff Andriy Yermak said; that the incident was “another terrorist act.”

Russia, which claims to be carrying out a “special military operation”; to demilitarise Ukraine, denies hitting people on purpose.

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