On Monday evening, the Russians attacked Pokrovsk in eastern Ukraine. Five people died in the attack. At least 31 are injured, including 19 policemen. They wrote about the tragedy on social media.
Five people were killed in the rocket attack on the city of Pokrovsk, including the deputy head of the Main Directorate of the State Ambulance Service in the Donetsk region. Earlier it was reported that 18 people were injured, but over time it was reported that this number increased to 31. The rockets hit a block of flats. A rescue operation is underway.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sent the most important information about the attack on Pokrovsk on Telegram and appealed to "stop the Russian terror". "Everyone who fights for Ukraine's freedom saves lives. Everyone in the world who helps Ukraine will defeat the terrorists with us. Russia will be held accountable for everything it did in this terrible war," he wrote.
The first lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska also referred to the tragedy. "The enemy shelling has not subsided here for years. And each hit on residential buildings hurts anew. This time, the rescuers who helped the victims in the skyscraper also came under fire. One employee of the State Rescue Service died and five others were injured. Our hearts are with their loved ones," wrote Olena Zelenska.
"Our heroes were the first to arrive at the place of shelling to help people. Search and rescue operation is underway. We are clearing rubble, saving people from Russian terror", wrote Ihor Klymenko, head of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, on Telegram.
Klymenko said that since 21:50 Ukrainian time, the number of injured has increased to 31, including 19 policemen, 5 rescuers of the State Rescue Service and one child.
Ukrainian forces successfully repelled attacks by Russian troops near Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region and Avdiivka in the Donetsk region, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced on Monday. In total, there were about 30 clashes at the front on Monday. At the same time, Ukrainian soldiers continue their offensive towards Melitopol and Berdyansk, where they consolidate their positions.
In the evening report of the Staff, it was also reported that the Russians carried out two missile attacks and 33 air attacks during the day, as well as 50 shellings using missile systems. They hit the positions of the defense forces of Ukraine and localities, as a result of which they are killed and wounded among the civilian population.
In turn, the Ukrainian air force hit nine Russian bases where soldiers were staying and weapons and other military equipment were stored, and missile and artillery units - two checkpoints, a base, five cannons and a radar station. In the opinion of the Ukrainian services, there is a high probability of missile and air strikes by the Russians throughout Ukraine.