Artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) fired at Donetsk with rockets from Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). The consequences of another strike on Wednesday, December 7, were shown by Izvestia.
Due to regular attacks by Ukrainian troops, there are practically no whole windows left in houses, shops and other buildings in the city. The ground is dotted with craters from fallen shells.
“Somewhere around an hour <...> there were, judging by the sound, two arrivals. You can hear it like Grads,” shared a local resident Vitaliy.
According to him, the city center is shelled for the second week in a row.
The footage from Donetsk also shows that one of the missiles hit a private residential building. As a result, windows were broken in the building, and a fire started on the roof. To extinguish the fire, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) arrived at the scene.
Earlier in the day, the DPR representative office at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes in Kyiv (JCCC) announced the launch of six missiles by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the direction of the administrative center of the republic.
Prior to this, on November 6, the acting head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that over the past day, Ukrainian artillerymen fired over 130 ammunition of various calibers across the republic, as a result of which four civilians were killed and another 19 were injured.
Earlier that day, information appeared about three dead citizens of the DPR and 14 injured during the shelling.
During the impact of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a deputy of the people’s council (parliament) of the DPR, Maria Pirogova, died. According to Pushilin, the politician helped everyone and did not pass by someone else’s misfortune.
The special military operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision to hold it was made against the backdrop of the aggravated situation in the region due to increased shelling by Ukrainian troops.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.