Sunday, March 26, 2023

Two killed, eight injured in eastern Ukraine: mayor – Usky News

Two killed, eight injured in Russian attacks on eastern Ukraine town Kramatorsk On Saturday, Mayer accused Moscow of using cluster bombs in the attack.
“Russia continues to spread terror,” Alexander Goncharenko said in a Facebook post. “Consequences of the Kramatorsk bombing with cluster bombs: two people were killed and eight were injured, three of them in serious condition.”
AFP reporters on the ground heard about 10 simultaneous explosions just before 4 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) and saw smoke over a park in the southern part of the city.
He saw that a woman died on the spot from her wounds.
Shortly thereafter, another round of explosions was heard in the neighborhood two kilometers (one mile) away. According to AFP journalists, a female taxi driver was seriously injured.
“She came to visit me for a while. I said goodbye to her, closed the door and a few seconds later, I heard explosions,” said Lena, 46. ,
A UN treaty supported by most Western nations bans the use and transfer of cluster bombs, which spread dozens of small explosives, often posing a threat long after a conflict has ended.
Russia and Ukraine have not signed the treaty and the United Nations has warned over the alleged use of cluster munitions in populated areas since Moscow invaded Ukraine last year.
Kramatorsk was targeted for the second time in a week. One person was killed and three others were injured in the attack on residential buildings on Tuesday.
Kramatorsk is located in the eastern industrial region of Donetsk, parts of which, including its largest city, have been controlled by Kremlin-backed separatists since 2014.
In April 2022, around 60 people died in a missile attack on Kramatorsk train station, one of the deadliest attacks targeting civilians in the invasion.
Moscow has been seeking to annex the entire region since declaring it part of Russia last year.


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