KYIV — At least one person was killed and six were injured in a Russian airstrike in the heart of the Ukrainian city of Klamatorsk on Thursday, the region's top executives said.
Pablo Kirirenko, Governor of the Doneck region, said the missiles damaged six buildings, including hotels and apartments in a large industrial center.
"Russian missiles struck the center of Kramatrusk. Certainly one died and six were injured, but these numbers are subject to change," he said. rice field.
"This is a deliberate attack on civilians ... This will continue until we drive them out."
Also in the Doneck region , The nearby city of Sloviansk was also attacked. Mayor Vadym Lyakh said there were casualties, but did not provide further details.
Russia, which invaded Ukraine on February 24, did not immediately comment on the situation in Kramatrusk or Sloviansk. It denies intentionally targeting civilians.
After effectively establishing control of the adjacent Luhansk region, Moscow revealed that its troops plan to occupy part of the Donetsk region that has not yet been occupied. ..
Ukrainian officials say they expect Kramatrusk and Sloviansk to be the next focus of Russia's attacks.
According to the administration of the Karkiv region, three civilians were also injured in the Russian fire in the Karkifu region, which is adjacent to both the Doneck and Luhansk regions.
(reported by Aleksandar Vasovic, edited by Timothy Heritage)