Russian Uragan rockets hit a five-storey apartment block in Ukraine’s Donetsk region; at least 15 people were killed, and two dozen more are feared trapped, local officials said on Sunday as rescuers picked through the rubble.

Ukraine has witnessed clashes with Russian troops on fronts in the east and south. At the same time, Moscow stated its forces struck Ukrainian army hangars storing U.S.-produced M777 howitzers, a type of artillery, in Donetsk.


Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said the strike on the apartment building took place in Chasiv Yar on Saturday evening. The regional emergency service said the death toll stood at 15 on Sunday afternoon, but 24 more people could still be buried under the rubble.

“We hurried to the storm cellar. There were three hits, the principal some place in the kitchen,” said an occupant who gave her name as Ludmila, talking as heros eliminated a body in a white sheet and cleared rubble involving a crane as well as their hands.

No less than 15 individuals were killed, and two dozen more are dreaded caught after Russian Uragan rockets hit a five-story condo block in Ukraine’s Donetsk district.

“The second [strike], I don’t for a moment even recall, there was lightning. We ran toward the subsequent entry and afterward straight into the cellar. We stayed there the entire night until today.”

Andriy Yermak, head of staff to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said in a Telegram post that the strike was “another psychological militant assault” and that Russia ought to be assigned as a state supporter of illegal intimidation thus.

Luhansk and Donetsk areas involve the Donbas, Ukraine’s eastern modern locale. Russia needs to wrest control of the Donbas for the separatists it upholds.


Moscow says catapulting the Ukrainian military out of the area is integral to what it refers to its as “exceptional military activity” to guarantee its security, a hostile that has gone on for over four months and which the West calls an unjustifiable conflict.


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