Conflicts & War

Death toll in Russian missile strike on Ukraine’s Pokrovsk climbs to 7

Kyiv, Aug 8 (EFE).- The number of people killed in a Russian missile attack on a residential building in Pokrovsk in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region has risen to 7, with another 67 wounded, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said Tuesday.

Among those injured in Monday night’s attack are two children, 29 police officers and seven emergency services workers, the minister said on Telegram.

Klymenko added that rescue work had resumed early Tuesday after being suspended due to the “high threat of repeated shelling.”

Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said that private houses, apartment buildings, a hotel, and an administrative building were damaged in the two strikes carried out in less than an hour.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also slammed the attack.

“The city of Pokrovsk, Donetsk region. Donbas, from which Russia is trying to leave only broken and scorched stones. Two missile strikes. An ordinary residential building was hit. Unfortunately, there are victims,” he said on Telegram.

“We have to stop the Russian terror. Everyone who fights for the freedom of Ukraine saves lives. Everyone in the world who helps Ukraine will defeat the terrorists together with us. Russia will be held accountable for everything it has done in this terrible war,” he added.

According to regional authorities, the Russians have already killed a total of 1,645 residents of Donetsk and wounded another 3,939 since the invasion, although the figure does not include casualties from Russian-occupied settlements. EFE


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