The death toll from an attack by Russian forces against the town of Chasiv Yar, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, where a Uragan missile hit a residential building, has risen to at least 15. The local emergency services announced this. Five people have been rescued so far.
“During the rescue operations, 15 dead were found at the scene and five people were pulled out of the rubble,” the local branch of the Ukrainian Emergency Service wrote on Facebook. At least 24 people are still trapped under the rubble and rescuers are in contact with three of them. It is unclear whether there are other survivors among the remaining 21.
Initially, the president of the regional military administration Pavel Kirilenko, had announced that six people had lost their lives and another 30, including a nine-year-old boy, trapped in these hours under the rubble of the building.
There are about 592,000 Ukrainian citizens – meanwhile – who do not have access to electricity. This was announced by the Ministry of Energy of Kiev – as reported by the Kiev Independent – specifying that most are located in the regions of Donetsk (350,000), Luhansk (130,000), Mykolaiv (30,000) and Kharkiv (28,000).
“In the past 24 hours, electricity has been restored to 22,300 consumers who have been cut off due to hostilities. In particular, 11,900 in Donetsk Oblast, 6,800 in Mykolaiv, 2,800 in Kharkiv and 800 in Zaporizhia,” he writes in a statement. the ministry, adding that in some areas emergency recovery work is complicated due to intensified hostilities, demining operations and the occurrence of new damage to the electricity grids.