Russians strike Donetsk Oblast 48 times, 15 settlements damaged

12 March, 04:58 PM
Consequences of Russian shelling of the Donetsk region on March 11 (Photo:National Police of Ukraine)

Consequences of Russian shelling of the Donetsk region on March 11 (Photo:National Police of Ukraine)

Invading Russian forces carried out 48 strikes on the territory of Donetsk Oblast with aircraft, missiles, rockets and artillery over the past day, hitting 15 settlements of the oblast, the National Police of Ukraine reported on March 12.

As a result of shelling, there are dead and wounded, the police said.

The enemy struck from aircraft, with missiles from S-300 air defense systems, Grad and Uragan rockets (multiple rocket launchers designed in the Soviet Union), artillery, mortars, and tanks.

Russian troops destroyed and damaged 41 civilian objects: 27 residential buildings, a tuberculosis clinic, an employment center, transport, shops, a factory workshop, a warehouse, a railway track, power lines, and a garage.

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The Russian army launched five airstrikes at the community of Ocheretyn. As a result of the attack, a civilian was killed in the village of Tonenke, a house was damaged, and three houses and critical infrastructure were destroyed in Novobakhmutivka.

The law enforcement officers noted that Kostyantynivka was shelled seven times, with Russia pounding the city with Uragan rockets and artillery. As a result of the hits, one civilian was killed and several injured. Four houses, cars, two shops and other infrastructure was damaged.

The Russians also hit Lyman with a S-300 missile. An apartment building and an infrastructure object were damaged.

The National Police added that as a result of enemy attacks, a woman was wounded in Maksymilianivka, and a man was wounded in Mykolaivka.

The police and the SBU opened criminal proceedings under Art. 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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