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Russian strikes on Donetsk Oblast kill 2, including child, injure 7

by Martin Fornusek October 12, 2023 7:46 PM 2 min read
The aftermath of Russian strikes against Donetsk Oblast on Oct. 12, 2023. (Donetsk Oblast Prosecutor's Office)
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Russian strikes on several settlements in Donetsk Oblast on Oct. 12 killed two people, including an 11-year-old boy, and injured seven other residents, the Prosecutor General's Office reported.

The child was killed in a Russian strike on the village of Bahatyr in the Volnovakha district, the report said.

His six-year-old brother sustained injuries to his torso, and his 31-year-old mother was hospitalized with multiple lacerations, according to the prosecutors.

Russian forces also targeted Avdiivka, a front-line town currently facing heavy ground assaults and regular shelling and air strikes.

A 58-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman suffered shrapnel wounds in today's attacks against Avdiivka, the prosecutors reported.

In the strike on the village of Halytsynivka in the Pokrovsk district, a 32-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman were reportedly injured.

Russian forces attacked the town of Hirnyk in the same district, killing a 44-year-old woman and injuring her 24-year-old son-in-law, the prosecutors 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.

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