A building that was hit by a Russian missile in Chasiv Yar in Donetsk has claimed the lives of at least 15 people and left 24 others missing. The Emergency Service informed agencies that 15 bodies were found at the scene during emergency rescue operations, and five more people were rescued from the rubble. Local press.
They search tirelessly for 24 more residents in the rubble to find them. According to witnesses, they would be neighbors of the block that no one has seen since it was destroyed. A 9-year old boy is one of them. A rocket hit the facade, and large parts of the structure have collapsed at the two main entrances. This would have meant that many people could have been trapped within. The debris is being removed by 67 firefighters and rescuers.
Although the Russian authorities have not yet made a statement regarding this attack, there have been several other bombings against residential areas and the Kremenchuck shopping centre in the past three weeks, in which 18 people died and many more are missing. Since the last week, the Donetsk Province has seen an intensifying artillery offensive. The invading Army took over Lisichansk and declared complete control. Chasiv Yar lies less than 20 km from Lisichansk and is within reach of Russian guns. According to the General Staff, there were more than 200 bombardments of Ukrainian areas in 48 hours. These areas continue to be under heavy aerial and artillery fire.