Conflicts & War

Kramatorsk attack death toll climbs to 8

Kiev, June 28 (EFE).- The number of people killed in a Russian missile attack on a commercial area in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk climbed to eight, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office said on Wednesday.

“8 dead and 60 wounded. These are the consequences of the double rocket attack on Kramatorsk the day before. Among the dead were three minor girls – 17 years old and two sisters aged 14,” Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said on Telegram.

“Rescue operations are ongoing. It is possible that there are still people under the debris,” he added.

The attack by two Iskander rockets was carried out in the evening, when people had just reached home after work, the official explained.

“The criminal regime of the Russian Federation continues its terror tactics against peaceful Ukrainians,” he said, adding that “the pre-trial investigation was initiated on the facts of violation of the laws and customs of war.”

The previous official data had put the death toll at four.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy condemned the attack in the city, which is located just west of the front lines in the Donetsk region and a frequent target of Russian attacks.

“Today, the Russian terrorists … brutally bombarded Kramatorsk (with) S-300 missiles. Three people died, including a child,” he said in his regular nightly address, citing the death toll at that time. “My condolences to the family members and friends” of those killed. EFE


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