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Governor: Russian attack on Kostiantynivka kills civilian, injures 2

by Kateryna Denisova April 9, 2024 1:59 PM 1 min read
Illustrative purposes only: Ukrainian soldiers walk towards their positions in Kostiantynivka, Ukraine, on Feb. 27, 2023. (Ignacio Marin Fernandez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Editor's note: The story was updated with official statement from local authorities after media reports.

A Russian air strike on Kostiantynivka in Donetsk Oblast killed at least one civilian and injured two others, Governor Vadym Filashkin said on April 9.

The entrance of the house reportedly collapsed as a result of the attack. A woman and a child may be trapped under the rubble, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).

The rescue operations have been put on hold due to the threat of a second attack, the outlet reported.

A Russian attack damaged 27 houses, three high-rise buildings, two infrastructure facilities and the administrative building, Filashkin said.

Donetsk Oblast, partially occupied by Russian forces since 2014, suffers regular attacks, and local officials report losses among the civilian population virtually on a daily basis.

Over the past, Russian attacks killed one civilian in Chasiv Yar and injured five in Selydove, Governor Vadym Filashkin said.

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