As a result of night strikes by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the center of Donetsk, the Victoria Hotel was destroyed. This was reported on December 30 at the representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine (JCCC).
“These were HIMARS missiles. The Victoria Hotel was destroyed, ”TASS quotes a representative of the JCCC.
Currently, emergency services are working in the area of the hotel, which are engaged in the analysis of debris.
Earlier on Friday, it was reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (VFU) fired six rockets from multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) at Donetsk. The shelling was recorded at 2:34.
On the evening of Wednesday, December 28, Ukrainian militants also fired at the central regions of Donetsk. It was the third strike of militants on the city in a day. At the same time, it was reported that the VFU carried out five strikes from heavy artillery mounts on the settlements of the DPR in 12 minutes.
On December 22, it was reported that two people were killed in a shelling of a hotel building in Donetsk. At the same time, the ex-head of Roskosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, who was there, was wounded. He received a shrapnel wound in the back. On December 26, Rogozin was successfully operated on, the fragment was removed.
According to the former general director of Roskosmos, information about his whereabouts in a hotel in the DPR was “leaked” to Kyiv, since the Armed Forces of Ukraine then inflicted several precision strikes on the building.
Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect Donbass and demilitarize Ukraine. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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