Eight people were killed and five injured in the shelling of the town of Kurakhov in the Donetsk region on Wednesday, Ukrainian authorities said. The Russian military used an anti-aircraft missile system for the attack.
Information about the shelling of the 18-thousand-strong city of Kurachów was first provided by the deputy head of the President’s Office Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko. “Kurakhov, Donetsk region. The enemy shelled the city with an anti-aircraft missile system. The market, bus station, gas stations and residential buildings were shelled. Eight people were killed, five were injured! Information is being updated,” he wrote on Telegram.
Later, this report was confirmed by the head of the regional authorities, Pavlo Kyrylenko. “Another crime of the Russians on our land. The occupiers will be held responsible for everything,” he said.
The president of Ukraine also informed about the shelling of Kurakhov Volodymyr Zelensky, but according to him, six people died in the city. “Terrorists are not people. And they will be responsible for this,” Zelensky wrote in Telegram.
The Ukrainian section of Radio Svoboda reminded that Kurachowe is one of the hottest places in Donbass and it was not the first time that it came under fire from the Russian troops.
Main photo source: Telegram/K Tymoshenko