Donetsk Under Fire: Over 2,000 Russian Shelling Attacks in One Day

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.10 - 2024 12:04 PM CET

Photo: Donetsk Police Department on Facebook
Photo: Donetsk Police Department on Facebook
Intense Russian shelling has struck the Donetsk region in Ukraine.

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The Donetsk region in Ukraine endured a relentless assault from Russian forces on May 9, with a staggering 2,212 shellings reported in a single day.

According to the regional police, this extensive military aggression impacted nine settlements and resulted in damage to 98 civilian objects, ranging from residential buildings to infrastructure.

"The Russian army attacked the residential sector with aviation, S-300 air defense systems, Smerch anti-aircraft missiles, drones, and artillery. The police documented Russia's war crimes," the police reported.

Among the affected cities were Hirnyk, Lyman, Selidove, Toretsk, and Chasiv Yar, along with the village of Komyshivka and the villages of Gostre, Sergiivka, and Trudove.

Photo: Donetsk Police Department on Facebook

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The attack in Selidovo was notably severe, with a Smerch missile system and two UMPB D-30 SM guided air bombs causing substantial damage to eight private residences and several vehicles.

Similarly, the city of Liman faced destruction from the same missile system as well as additional airstrikes. The onslaught in Liman led to damage to three apartment buildings, 55 private houses, several vehicles, and vital infrastructure, including a State Emergency Service building, a gas pipeline, and a power line.

In Gostre, artillery fire injured a civilian, adding to the human toll of these attacks. Toretsk, Trudove, and Komyshivka also reported severe damage, with multiple homes destroyed due to artillery fire.

In response to these acts of aggression, Ukrainian police and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have opened criminal proceedings under Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which addresses violations of the laws and customs of war.

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