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Ukraine: 15 deceased inside rocket assault on apartment building

Ukraine: 15 deceased inside rocket assault on apartment building

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 15 people were killed when a Russian rocket hit an apartment building inside the eastern Ukraine town of Chasiv Yar with every one other accompanied by additional than 20 people may still exist trapped inside the rubble, officials said Sunday.

The Saturday darkness rocket assault is the latest inside a recent split not shut of high-casualty attacks on civilian structures. At least 19 people died when a Russian missile hit a shopping shopping precinct inside the city of Kremenchuk inside late June with every one other accompanied by 21 people were killed when an apartment building with every one other accompanied by recreation area came under rocket blaze inside the southern Odesa neighbourhood this month.

Russia has repeatedly claimed that it is hitting only targets of military price inside the war. There was no indeed remark on Chasiv Yar at a Russian Defense Ministry briefing on Sunday.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, manager of the Donetsk neighbourhood that includes Chasiv Yar, said the town of of concerning 12,000 was hit by Uragan rockets, which are fired from truck-borne systems.

The Ukrainian crisis services subsequent said the demise toll had risen to 15 with every one other accompanied by that an estimated set of two dozen people were under the wreckage. Rescuers made power of speech touch accompanied by at least trio people trapped inside the rubble, it said.

Chasiv Yar is concerning 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Kramatorsk, a city that is expected to exist a greatest mark of Russian forces while they grind westward.

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The Donetsk neighbourhood is one of set of two provinces down accompanied by Luhansk that build up the Donbas region, where separatist rebels have fought Ukrainian forces since 2014. Last week, Russia captured the city of Lysychansk, the last greatest stronghold of Ukrainian resistance inside Luhansk.

Russian forces are raising "true hell" inside the Donbas, in malice of assessments they were taking an operational pause, Luhansk manager Serhiy Haidai said Saturday.

After the seizure of Lysychansk, some analysts predicted Moscow's troops probable would lay clasp of some hour dated to rearm with every one other accompanied by regroup.

But "so a lengthy way there has been no indeed operational stop announced by the enemy. He is still attacking with every one other accompanied by shelling our lands accompanied by the same strength while before," Haidai said. He subsequent said the Russian bombardment of Luhansk was suspended since Ukrainian forces had destroyed ammunition depots with every one other accompanied by barracks used by the Russians.

Ukraine: 15 deceased inside rocket assault on apartment building

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