Conflicts & War

Ukraine reports attacks, at least 2 dead, 25 injured in Donbas

Kyiv, May 5 (EFE).- The Russian army intensified its attacks at different points Thursday in the Donbas, in eastern Ukraine, with at least two deaths and 25 wounded, according to Ukrainian sources.

A missile struck the town of Kramatorsk, hitting nine residential buildings, a school and other civilian targets, Donetsk regional head of administration Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

There were also attacks in other towns in the region, including one against a residential area in the town of Avdiivka.

From Sumy, attacks were also reported against two municipalities in that province in eastern Ukraine, according to the Ukrinform portal.

Sources from the Ukrainian army claim to have regained control of several communities on the borders of Nikolaev and Kherson, in territory occupied by Russian troops.

The situation is confusing at the Azvostal steelworks, the last stronghold of resistance in the besieged city of Mariupol. The Ukrainian authorities reported new attacks Wednesday on that industrial complex, where hundreds of civilians awain evacuation.

David Arahamiya, head of the Ukrainian negotiating delegation, said Russian troops had entered the territory of Azovstal, adding that they were still in contact with Ukrainian troops resisting inside.

Russia announced the opening of a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the steel mill starting Thursday for the following three days.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office said at least 221 children have been killed since the beginning of the Russian invasion, on Feb. 24, while at least 629 minors have been injured. EFE


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