Russian strikes kill 21 in eastern Ukraine
Published: 10:41 AM, 4 May 2022 Updated: 12:40 PM, 4 May 2022
At least 21 civilians have been killed in a Russian attack in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Another 26 people were injured in the incident, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday, citing Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko.
In a telegram, Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said at least 10 people had been killed in attacks and shelling by Russian forces at the Avdiivka Coke Plant. Another 15 people were injured in the incident.
Kyrylenko added that five more people had been killed in the Russian attack on the town of Lyman. Four more were killed in the town of Vugledar and two in the villages of Velyka Novosilka and Shandrygolove.
He said it was the highest number of deaths in a single day in a Russian attack since 59 people were killed in a Russian military attack on a train station in the city of Kramatorsk about a month ago.
Meanwhile, a man was killed in an attack by Russian troops in the Kherson region of Ukraine. The Kochubeevsky rural community said in a post on Facebook that one person had been killed in a Russian shelling in the Kherson region. Four more people were injured in the incident.