Pavlo Kyrylenko, the Head of Ukraine’s Donetsk region, reported a sad update on the situation unfolding in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman.
According to his statement on Telegram, Russian artillery targeted two villages, Torske and Zakitne, leading to three individuals’ unfortunate demise. The victims, who were killed in Torske, were identified as two women and a man, aged between 63 and 88.
The shells tragically struck them while they were seated on a bench. Another civilian in Torske was injured, and one more in Zakitne. The Donetsk prosecutor’s office confirmed the timing of these attacks, noting that Torske was first hit around 6:50 pm, with Zakitne facing the artillery’s wrath about 30 minutes later.
Incidents Beyond Donetsk: Seredyno-Buda and Moscow
Apart from the tragedies in Donetsk, the regional military authority reported another incident in Seredyno-Buda, a village close to the Ukraine-Russia border. The region experienced shelling, resulting in injuries to at least four people. Two explosive drones reportedly targeted a residential building in the village.
Across the border, Moscow’s Mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, reported the downing of two attack drones. One was brought down in the Krasnogorsk area, while the other met its fate in the Chastsy area. Although the mayor confirmed the involvement of emergency services, he refrained from disclosing specifics about casualties or damage.
Russian Defense Ministry’s Claims
Against these events, Russia’s defence ministry released its account of the day’s events. The ministry’s statement shed light on destroying a Ukrainian “reconnaissance boat” near Russian gas production assets in the Black Sea. Furthermore, the statement also claimed the destruction of a US-made speedboat transporting Ukrainian troops east of Snake Island.
The drone attacks targeting Moscow had subsequent repercussions on the city’s air traffic. According to a TASS report, the operations at Moscow’s Vnukovo, Sheremetyevo, and Domodedovo airports were momentarily suspended but resumed shortly after.