Ukraine bombards Donetsk over Easter — Russia RT and ex-Soviet Union
It is believed that rockets fell near the Orthodox Cathedral, killing at least one person
Ukrainian forces targeted the center of Donetsk with multiple rocket launchers on Sunday morning, with several shells reportedly landing near the Transfiguration Cathedral, forcing evacuations and disrupting Orthodox Easter celebrations.
According to the monitoring team of the Joint Command and Coordination Center (JCCC), twenty MLRS missiles were fired towards Donetsk during the night.
The bombing happened around 3:25 a.m., just as dozens of Orthodox Christians were leaving the cathedral after Easter. The blasts caused several people to fall to the ground in panic, while others, including children, rushed to seek shelter inside the church, according to videos shared on social media.
According to preliminary information, at least one person was killed and five others were injured. Although none of the rockets hit the cathedral directly, at least one shell hit the bazaar 100 yards away.
“Heavy bombing and smoke in the area of the cathedral, where the liturgy is currently being held.” This was reported to the TASS agency by a representative of the city administration.
Several other facilities in the central square were damaged, the official said.
The acting head of Russia’s Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has warned citizens to be extra careful following Friday’s attack on Yasinovataya. “During the Holidays” because “The enemy has intensified their bombardment.”
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