Russian shelling kills two people and destroys over 20 residential buildings in Luhansk Oblast

18 March 2022, 01:48 PM

Two people were killed and six more wounded and over 20 residential buildings and infrastructure facilities were destroyed in Sievierodonetsk and Rubizhne in Luhansk Oblast as a result of overnight shelling on March 17-18 by Russian forces,, Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Civil Administration Serhiy Haidai reported via the Telegram messenger.

“More than 20 residential buildings and infrastructure facilities were destroyed by the Russian military in Sievierodonetsk and Rubizhne overnight. The Russian military hit civilians in Sievierodonetsk and Rubizhne with artillery and multiple rocket launchers during the evening and night from March 17 to 18,” Haidai's message reads.

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In addition, on the evening of March 17, the enemy shelled the old districts of Sievierodonetsk using a Grad multiple rocket launcher system, as a result of which six infrastructure facilities, two residential buildings, and a number of garages were damaged or destroyed.

The oblast governor noted that over the course of a few weeks, the invaders had reduced these two cities to near-ruins.

“Unfortunately, we already have two people dead and four wounded, (in the latest attacks),” Haidai said.

“In some residential buildings near the shelling, there is no supply of gas and water - we will try to fix this as soon as possible. Rubizhne is also experiencing a difficult situation, fighting off the enemy with the last of its strength. During the night, fires broke out in ten residential buildings and a store. Two people are wounded.”

According to the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Civil Administration, at 0500, the Russian military has resumed shelling the towns of Sievierodonetsk, Kreminna, and Pryvillia. The exact number of victims and damage from this attack have yet to be confirmed.

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