Russian Rocket Strike Targets Center of Sloviansk

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.15 - 2024 9:24 AM CET

Photo: Vadym Filashkin on Telegram
Photo: Vadym Filashkin on Telegram
Early morning attack on the Donetsk region's Sloviansk by Russian forces results in casualties.

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The city of Sloviansk in Ukraine's Donetsk region was the target of a Russian rocket attack early on April 15, causing substantial damage to residential areas and resulting in casualties.

The recent strike was part of a broader offensive in Eastern Ukraine by the occuping forces.

Photo: Vadym Filashkin on Telegram

Direct Hit in Downtown Sloviansk

According to Vadym Lyakh, head of the Sloviansk City Administration, the rocket impacted Postova Street in the city center around 7:00 AM, damaging high-rise buildings and disrupting the morning calm.

The precision of the strike and the choice of target — residential structures in a densely populated area — have led to a sharp increase in civilian distress and displacement.

The attack on Sloviansk was not isolated.

Vadym Filashkin, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, reported simultaneous attacks across the region, including the outskirts of Pokrovsk, Kramatorsk, and the Bakhmut districts.

Specific incidents cited include a fatality and two injuries in Ocheretyn, where two high-rise buildings suffered damages. Krasnohorivka endured an airstrike, while Katerynivka and Elizavetivka faced artillery fire.

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