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Russian forces strike Pokrovsk with Iskander missiles: 5 civilians killed, 41 injured

24 June, 2024 Monday
19:35

Russian military launched a missile attack on Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, in the middle of the day on June 24. The strike killed 5 people and injured 41

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The head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Vadym Filashkin reported the information.

According to him, Russian forces fired two Iskander-M missiles at Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, resulting in 5 civilians killed and 41 injured. Among the wounded are children aged 12, 9, 11, and 13. The wounded were taken to the clinical hospital of intensive care in Pokrovsk.

The attack also damaged 6 cars and destroyed one private house. Pokrovsk's municipal services are awaiting clearance from emergency services to assess the damage and begin cleanup efforts.

Earlier, the Donetsk regional prosecutor's office reported that as of 4 p.m., four civilians had been killed and 40 others injured to varying degrees due to a rocket attack on Pokrovsk. Among the wounded are three children: two girls aged 11 and 12, and a 12-year-old boy.

Vadym Filashkin, the head of the Donetsk Military Administration, previously stated that the Russian forces fired two Iskander-M missiles at Pokrovsk. As of 2:25 p.m., four people were reported dead and 34 wounded, including two children aged 12 and 13. They are in moderate to serious condition.

The head of the Regional Military Administration added that police, rescuers and local authorities are working at the scene. The wounded are receiving all the necessary medical care.

"This is one of the biggest hostile attacks on civilians in recent times. Its final consequences are yet to be determined. There is not a single safe place left in the Donetsk region. Take care of yourselves! Evacuate!" Filashkin stressed.

Under the procedural supervision of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office, a pre-trial investigation has been initiated in criminal proceedings for violations of the laws and customs of war (Part 2, Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

  • On the same day, the Russian military struck the city of Toretsk in the Donetsk region, killing a woman and injuring a man. Additionally, Russia attacked Kurakhove and Druzhkivka, resulting in one death and one injury.

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