No less than 18 lifeless in a shelling of a market in Russian-occupied Ukraine

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No less than 18 individuals had been killed Sunday by shelling at a market on the outskirts of the town of Donetsk in Russian-occupied Ukraine, native officers reported Sunday.

An extra 13 individuals had been injured within the strike on the suburb of Tekstilshchik, stated Alexei Kulemzin, the town’s Russian-installed mayor. He stated that the shells had been fired by the Ukrainian army.

Kyiv has not commented on the occasion and the claims couldn’t be independently verified by The Related Press.

Emergency providers proceed to work on the scene, stated Denis Pushilin, head of the Russian-installed authorities in Donetsk.

Additionally Sunday, hearth broke out at a chemical transport terminal at Russia’s Ust-Luga port following two explosions, regional officers stated.

Native media reported that the port had been attacked by Ukrainian drones, inflicting a fuel tank to blow up.

The blaze was at a website run by Russia’s second-largest pure fuel producer, Novatek, 102.5 miles southwest of St. Petersburg.

Residents take away particles from a meals market following the shelling within the Russian-controlled Donetsk area of Ukraine on Jan. 21, 2024. REUTERS
A person leans over the physique of his spouse who was killed within the shelling at a meals market in Donetsk, Ukraine on Sunday. REUTERS

In a press assertion to Russian media outlet RBC, the corporate stated that the hearth was the results of an “exterior affect.” It additionally stated that it had paused operations on the port.

Yuriy Zapalatskiy, the top of Russia’s Kingisepp area, the place the port relies, stated in an announcement that there have been no casualties, however that the district had been positioned on excessive alert.

Information outlet Fontanka reported that two drones had been detected flying in the direction of St Petersburg Sunday morning, however that they had been redirected in the direction of the Kingisepp area.

The Related Press couldn’t independently confirm the reviews.

Additionally Sunday, hearth broke out at a chemical transport terminal at Russia’s Ust-Luga port following two explosions. AP

The Russian Ministry of Protection didn’t report any drone exercise within the Kingisepp space in its day by day briefing. It stated that 4 Ukrainian drones had been downed in Russia’s Smolensk area, and that two extra had been shot down within the Oryol and Tula areas.

Russian officers beforehand confirmed {that a} Ukrainian drone had been downed on the outskirts of St. Petersburg on Thursday.

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