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Governor: Russian missile strike on Avdiivka kills 4 people

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 15, 2023 1:03 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of a Russian missile strike on Avdiivka on May 15, 2023. (Photo: Pavlo Kyrylenko / Facebook) 
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A Russian missile strike on Avdiivka killed four people on May 15, Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko reported.

According to Kyrylenko, the missiles were launched at Avdiivka in the morning and struck a hospital.

"Every new day spent in Donetsk increases the risk of becoming a victim of Russian aggression!" Kyrylenko wrote.

The industrial city of Avdiivka, located five kilometers north of Russian-occupied Donetsk, has been a target of Russian attacks since 2014 when Russia first invaded Ukraine.

On March 27, the city was closed off to outside volunteers and the press due to the increased security risk.

Surviving Avdiivka: Russia intensifies assault on city deemed a ‘second Bakhmut’
AVDIIVKA, Donetsk Oblast – Avdiivka is an eerie city to drive into in March 2023. One year into Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, but nine years into the Donbas war, the compact city just 10 kilometers from the center of occupied Donetsk is barely holding on. There is little choice

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