Death toll rises to 3 after Russian attack on apartments in Pokrovsk, Ukrainian authorities say

Maria Kostenko in Kyiv

Ukrainian regional authorities said three people were killed and 11 people wounded on Wednesday in a Russian attack in the town of Pokrovsk in the eastern Donetsk region. One of the severely injured civilians remains in the hospital.

“Four multi-story buildings and a school were damaged due to the attack,” the head of the Donetsk region military administration Pavlo Kyrylenko said in a Telegram post. “The rescue operation at the building destroyed by Russians is over.”

In a video of the aftermath posted by the Donetsk region military administration, one woman says her husband died in the kitchen of their apartment.

Fourteen residents of the building have decided to evacuate from the Donetsk region, while the rest will remain in Pokrovsk, according to regional authorities.

The Ukrainian General Staff said Russian forces launched 28 Multiple Launch Rocket System attacks on civilian infrastructure in both the Donetsk region and the Kherson region.

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