At least eleven people were killed, including five children, during Saturday’s airstrike by Russian forces on the city of Pokrovsk in eastern Ukraine, said the head of the Donetsk region government, Vadym Filashkin. Eight people were injured.
“The Russians struck with S-300 missiles, killing eleven people and wounding eight others. The main attack took place in Pokrovsk,” wrote Vadym Filashkin on the Telegram channel.
In an earlier entry, which was published after 3 p.m. Ukrainian time (2 p.m. in Poland), the head of the Donetsk region authorities said that at least six people were injured as a result of the shelling of Pokrovsk. Russian forces also shelled the nearby village of Rivne on Saturday. They hit a building where a family of six was probably staying.
The Donetsk Oblast administration reported in a separate entry on the Telegram channel that at least six private houses were destroyed in Pokrovsk as a result of Russian shelling. “It is probable that there may be three more people under the rubble of buildings. Authorities, police and rescue teams are working on site,” the administration added.
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