Tragic Toll: Deaths Reported After Russian Missile Strike in Pokrovsk
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Tragic Toll: Deaths Reported After Russian Missile Strike in Pokrovsk

Two Russian missiles struck residential buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region, killing at least five people and injuring 31 others, according to Ukraine’s interior minister.

Four civilians were killed in the first attack, and an emergency worker was killed in the second, according to Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko. Klymenko also stated that search and rescue operations were still underway. Among the injured were 19 police officers, five rescuers, and one child. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in an online statement, accused Russia of trying to leave nothing but “broken and scorched stones” in eastern Ukraine. 

A deadly attack happened shortly after a meeting in Saudi Arabia where representatives from about 40 countries tried to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Russia’s Foreign Ministry criticized the talks because they were not invited, claiming the talks had no value. 

Despite this, Russia stated it was willing to negotiate and end the 17-month-long war on its own terms. One of Russia’s demands is for Kyiv to acknowledge the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, which Russia currently partly controls, and Crimea, which Russia took over in 2014.

However, Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to Zelenskyy, rejected Russia’s previous demands to allow Russia more time to strengthen its presence in the occupied parts of Ukraine.

On a social media platform now called X (formerly known as Twitter), Podolyak emphasized that Kyiv would not compromise on its stance, insisting that Russian forces must completely withdraw from the occupied regions.

Suspected Plan to Assault Zelenskyy

Two Russian missiles struck residential buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region, killing at least five people and injuring 31 others, according to Ukraine’s interior minister. (Photo by CBS News via YouTube)

Last Monday, the Security Service of Ukraine detained a woman they suspected was an informant for Russia. She was gathering information about President Zelensky’s visit to the southern Mykolaiv region last month. 

It claimed the woman “was collecting data for an airstrike during Zelenskyy’s visit.”

They caught her while she was attempting to pass this information to the Russians, but the statement provided no evidence.

On the same day, Monday, there were incidents of Russian shelling in two areas. In the city of Kherson, a nine-story residential building was hit, resulting in one person being killed and four others injured, according to the regional Governor, Oleksandr Prokudin.

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