Russian missiles hit buildings in Chasov Yar: 15 dead, more than 30 under the rubble
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Russian missiles hit buildings in Chasov Yar: 15 dead, more than 30 under the rubble

The battle rages in Donetsk, with the Russians trying to cut the highway leading to Kharkiv. But according to TASS, Ukrainian forces are also bombarding the region with NATO-standard ammunition

Ukrainian police Missiles on Donetsk, 15 dead and 30 people under the rubble

The number of confirmed deaths has risen to 15 after a 5-story residential building was hit by Russian Uragan rocket launchers in Chasiv Yar, in the eastern region
Ukraine of Donetsk. This was announced by the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN. Rescuers are at work in the rubble in search of many missing, including a 9-year-old child: the president of the regional military administration Pavel Kirilenko said.

Kyrylenko said the city of about 12,000 was hit by Uragan rockets, launched from truck-borne systems. Chasiv Yar is located about 20 kilometers southeast of Kramatorsk, a city that should be a major target of Russian forces as they move west.

Russia is focusing its attacks on the region and on the E40 highway connecting Donetsk and Kharkiv, British military intelligence points out in its daily bulletin on the situation in Ukraine. “The control of this road – explain the British military – could be an important objective for Russia, which is trying to advance into Donetsk Oblast”.

More generally, “Russian artillery continues to strike the Sloviansk region in Donbass, from Izium to the north and from Lysytchansk to the east; and Russian forces have probably made further small territorial progress around Popasna.”

They also attack the Ukrainian armed forces: they hit residential areas of Donetsk with massive bombardments with 155 mm caliber ammunition, which is the NATO standard, reports, quoted by Tass, the representative office of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (Dpr) , according to which between 4.20 and 4.40 Moscow time 22 bullets were fired at the Voroshilovsky, Leninsky, Kalininsky, Kievsky, Proletarsky and Budyonnovsky districts. Furthermore, according to the office, the Ukrainian armed forces fired 6 rockets from MLRS in the village of Stepano-Krynka near Shakhtyorsk, about 50 km east of Donetsk.