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Ukrainian cities in Kramatrusk and Sloviansk are attacked – officials

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KYIV — The mayor said Thursday's air bombing caused Russian troops to launch missiles in the heart of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatrusk, causing casualties.

"There are casualties due to missile bombings in the center of Kramatrusk," Mayor Oleksandr Goncharenko wrote on Facebook without providing details of the casualties.

"Staying in the shelter, the danger is not over," he wrote.

Ukraine said it expects Klamatorsk in the Donetsk region to become one of the main targets of Russian troops after occupying the city of Risichansk in the area adjacent to Luhansk on Sunday.

Sloviansk Mayor Vadim Riak said Thursday that his town near Kramatrusk was also attacked. He said some residents were injured, but did not provide details of the victims.

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 strengthening full control of the Luhansk region, Moscow reveals that its troops plan to occupy part of the Donetsk region that has not yet been occupied. did.

(reported by Aleksandar Vasovic, edited by Timothy Heritage)