At least five civilians, including two children, were injured on Sunday as the city of Donetsk came under fresh rocket and artillery attacks from Ukrainian forces. Dozens of apartment buildings, a hospital, and a market were damaged during the attack.
The war is continuing to advance and as of right now, still looks like there is no end in sight. According to a report by RT, authorities said that the projectiles struck dozens of civilian buildings, mostly apartment blocks in Donetsk and several nearby settlements, the local Joint Center on Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported.
During these attacks,a three-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were among those injured the JCCC, which monitors what it describes as Ukrainian war crimes, said in a series of Telegram posts. It did not provide any further details about their condition. At least three other civilians sustained injuries during the shelling, the JCCC added.
Photos published by the JCCC show buildings damaged in the attack. Ukraine’s forces “have been hitting Donetsk’s residential neighborhoods in a targeted shelling for two hours” on Sunday, a statement from the organization read. It noted that some projectiles hit apartments directly, leaving people injured.
This is not Ukraine’s first attack this week that has killed innocent civilians. Earlier this week, another rocket and artillery strike by Kyiv’s forces killed six people in the city. This past fall, the two Donbas republics, along with Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, formally joined Russia after voting overwhelmingly in favor of the move in referendums.
The war is getting more intense as the days go on. Several countries, based on polling, believe that a third world war is incoming. In the United States, 76% of those surveyed believe that World War 3 is coming.
Given the negative slant of stories covered by mass media and the types of stories that are most widely shared on social media platforms, it’s easy to understand how people have developed such a gloomy view of the future. The fear-mongering is real, however, the only way to prevent a war is for those who the ruling classes expect to fight to refuse to kill others upon command of their masters. If the slave class simply stands up and refuses to be slaves anymore and refuse to kill people they’ve never met because a sociopath told them to, the world would be peaceful.
There is a way out of this slave system, but we first need to realize we are in it.