The war is ramping up still, as reports of a Ukrainian strike come in. Multiple people have been killed in the attack on Makeevka and Donetsk. Residential and healthcare facilities came under fire on Tuesday according to ruling class officials.
According to the report by RT, the town of Makeevka in Russia’s Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) came under intense shelling on Tuesday, according to the region’s acting leader, Denis Pushilin. Ukrainian forces reportedly targeted residential districts, damaging multiple houses, as well as a school and a hospital.
At least one person was killed and several dozen were injured during the attack, including two young children, according to preliminary data shared by Pushilin. “Late in the evening, the enemy carried out fierce strikes on residential areas and the hospital complex in the Chervonogvardeysky district of Makeevka,” the official wrote on Telegram.
The number of victims has been revised to 41 as more people sought treatment for various injuries and succumbed to them. The victims are receiving medical care, even after several healthcare facilities were damaged, ruling class officials added.
The blasts were felt by “most” residents of Makeevka and Donetsk, Pushilin claimed. The DPR mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination recorded dozens of hits by self-propelled multiple rocket launcher systems over the past day. The exact type of munitions used is still unclear as of right now.
Ukraine has repeatedly targeted Dontesk in the ongoing war with Russia. Ukrainian forces attacked the city and its suburbs two dozen times on Tuesday, firing some 166 shells from 155mm artillery provided by Western nations, the official claimed.
This news comes as Ukraine announces it no longer wants to “advance quickly”, but instead, intends to “inflict maximum damage on Russians.
The “maximum destruction” of Russian military personnel and hardware is currently “the number one task” for Ukraine, the country’s national security chief, Aleksey Danilov, has claimed.
“At this stage of active hostilities, Ukraine’s Defense Forces are fulfilling the number one task – the maximum destruction of manpower, equipment, fuel depots, military vehicles, command posts artillery and air defense forces of the Russian army,” Danilov said in a Twitter post on Tuesday, claiming that the “last few days have been particularly fruitful.”
“Now the war of destruction is equal to the war of kilometers. More destroyed means more liberated,” he added.