Tragic Explosion Hits Donetsk Market: Local Authorities Report Deadly Blast in Russian-Annexed City

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Tragic Explosion Hits Donetsk Market

Tragic Explosion Hits Donetsk Market

A heartbreaking incident occurred in Donetsk, with at least 25 lives lost in a shelling attack, as reported by Denis Pushilin, the leader appointed by Moscow for the region. The strike, believed to be from Ukraine, hit a lively market and left 20 people injured.

Tragic Explosion Hits Donetsk Market
Tragic Explosion Hits Donetsk Market

Denis Pushilin mentioned that emergency services are on the scene, actively responding, and information on the casualties is still being gathered. As of now, there has been no official response from Ukraine, and the circumstances surrounding the strike are yet to be verified by BBC News.

Tragic Explosion Hits Donetsk Market: Local Authorities Report Deadly Blast in Russian-Annexed City

Photographs from Reuters show the aftermath, revealing damaged shop fronts and individuals lying on the street. Russia’s foreign ministry condemned the incident, calling it a “barbaric terrorist attack” against civilians.

A local resident shared her terrifying experience, recounting the sound of an incoming projectile that prompted her to seek shelter under her market stall. “I saw smoke, people screamed, a woman was crying,” she said.

The history of Donetsk goes back to 2014 when Russian-backed forces took control of the city and surrounding areas in eastern Ukraine. Since then, Moscow has maintained partial control over the region. The recent shelling adds to the longstanding tensions in the area.

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