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Prosecutor's Office: Russian attack on Krasnohorivka kills elderly man, woman

by Kateryna Denisova March 30, 2024 3:54 PM 1 min read
Civilian riding a bike on February 2, 2024 in Krasnohorivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. (Olena Zashko/The Kyiv Independent)
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Russian artillery shelled the city of Krasnohorivka in Donetsk Oblast on March 30, killing two people and wounding one other, the Prosecutor General's Office reported.

Krasnohorivka lies roughly 30 kilometers west of the occupied city of Donetsk and was the settlement Russian forces unsuccessfully attempted to break into after the fall of Avdiivka in late February.

The recent attack reportedly damaged houses and outbuildings.

A 73-year-old man was killed in one of the houses and his injured 50-year-old daughter was hospitalized, according to the Prosecutor General's Office. Another 70-year-old woman was killed by shelling in her house on a neighboring street, the report said.

"Krasnohorivka has been on the front line for 10 years and remains one of the most dangerous places in the country," wrote Donetsk Oblast Governor Vadym Filashkin, urging residents to evacuate.

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.

After 10 years of war, Krasnohorivka in new danger as Russia advances in the east
Editor’s note: Due to fear caused by the tense environment in Krasnohorivka and the possibility of their city being occupied by Russian forces in the future, some subjects interviewed declined to give their last names. KRASNOHORIVKA, DONETSK OBLAST – On the streets of the small industrial city of K…

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