Skip to content
Edit post

Russian attack kills 1, injures 9 in Donetsk Oblast village

by Elsa Court and The Kyiv Independent news desk February 22, 2024 10:25 PM 1 min read
Aftermath of a Russian attack on the village of Kostiantynopolske in Donetsk Oblast on Feb. 22, 2024. (Donetsk Oblast Governor Vadym Filashkin / Telegram)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

A Russian attack on the village of Kostiantynopolske in Donetsk Oblast killed one person and injured nine others, including four children, Donetsk Oblast Governor Vadym Filashkin reported on Feb. 22.

Kostiantynopolske lies 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the front line. The village was hit by the attack at around 4 p.m.

Preliminary evidence shows that Russian forces used "Uragan rocket launchers with high-explosive fragmentation warheads against the civilian population," the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office said.

The person killed was a man who had been driving in a car, while the wounded children, aged 12, 14, 15, and 16, had been playing outside at the time of the attack, the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office said.

They received burn and shrapnel wounds and were taken to hospital for treatment. Multiple houses were also damaged.  

The Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office said it had opened a pre-trial investigation into the war crime.

‘20 Days in Mariupol’ can win an Oscar. Will it make the world care about Russian war crimes in Ukraine?
Editor’s Note: This story contains descriptions of graphic scenes. “My brain will desperately want to forget all this,” narrates journalist Mstyslav Chernov over footage he filmed of city workers adding bodies to a mass grave in Mariupol, “but the camera will not let it happen.” At the start of

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
1:56 AM  (Updated: )

Trump shot at during Pennsylvania rally.

At a rally in Pennsylvania, gunshots were reportedly fired at former U.S. President Donald Trump, prompting security staff to rush him off stage.
10:47 PM

Kremlin spokesman threatens Europe over decision to host US missiles.

"Our country is in the crosshairs of American missiles located in Europe. We've been through all this before," he said in an interview with Russian TV propagandist Pavel Zarubin. "We have enough potential to deter these missiles. But the capitals of these states are potential victims."
9:18 PM

Chief emergency worker among two killed in Kharkiv Oblast.

Half an hour after emergency workers arrived at the scene, Russian troops launched a second attack on the same location, Artem Kostyria, head of the State Emergency Situations Service's branch in Kharkiv Oblast, and police sergeant Oleksiy Koshchii.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.