The number of victims of the Russian shelling of an apartment block in the city of Taziv Yar in the Donetsk region has increased to 15, emergency services reported on Sunday. More than 20 people are still under the rubble. The Russians launched a missile attack on a town with a population of 12,000 in eastern Ukraine on Saturday evening.
The bodies of 15 victims were found on the spot, five people were saved. There are 24 people under the rubble, including a child, the emergency services said in the latest announcement. They also informed that the rescuers managed to establish contact with three buried people.
Preliminary findings show that the Russian forces hit the Czasiv Yar with four Uragan missiles.
– It is difficult to establish the exact number of wounded and killed as a result of such an attack, it will be known in a few days. They specifically struck in the middle of the night, when people are already falling asleep, so that there would be as many victims as possible, said Suspilne Oleh Kyrnitsky from the police of the Donetsk region.
Two 4-story apartment blocks were fired on Saturday night.
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