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UPDATED: Russian attacks kill 5, injure 2 in Donetsk Oblast

by Kateryna Hodunova April 6, 2024 8:12 PM 2 min read
A road sign marks the entrance to Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast on Dec. 3, 2023. Photo for illustrative purposes. (Yurii Stefanyak/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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Editor's Note: This article was updated to include the most recent estimates of the number of people affected by the strike.

Russian troops shelled the Kurakhove and Marinka communities in Donetsk Oblast, killing five and injuring two people, the local authorities reported on April 6.

Residents of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk Oblast suffer from daily Russian strikes due to their proximity to the front line.

In the village of Kurakhivka, two people were killed and one injured, while in the city of Krasnohorivka, one person was killed and another one injured as of around 7:00 p.m. local time, Donetsk Oblast Governor Vadim Filashkin reported.

Filashkin said that all the injured were hospitalized and were getting medical help.

As of 9:20 p.m. local time, the number of killed had risen to five, including a 16-year-old girl and her 38-year-old mother, the Donetsk Oblast Prosecutor's Office reported.

"It is dangerous to stay in Donetsk Oblast. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Evacuate!" Filashkin wrote on his Telegram channel.

In total, Russia attacked three districts in Donetsk Oblast over the past day on April 6, according to the governor. Russian forces struck Ukrainian settlements 15 times.

Earlier, a family of four, including a 14-year-old boy, was injured in Pokrovsk, Donetsk Oblast, after Russian forces attacked residential houses on April 5, the General Prosecutor's Office said.

Between life and death in front-line Krasnohorivka
The Kyiv Independent visited Krasnohorivka, just 15 kilometers west of the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk, in February 2024, just two weeks before Russian forces unsuccessfully attempted to break into the city.
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