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Rescue operation concludes in Donetsk Oblast’s Pokrovsk district: 11 fatalities – photo

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Rescue workers of the State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine have completed the search and rescue operation at the scene of Russian fire in the Pokrovsk district of Donetsk Oblast.

Source: Ihor Klymenko, Ukraine’s Interior Minister, on Telegram

Quote: “Preliminary, 11 people were killed in the Russian strike, [the attack killed – ed.] entire families.”

Details: According to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, five victims have been identified so far. Three victims from the village of Rivne have been identified – a three-year-old girl, her father and mother, aged 32 and 30. A 34-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman have been identified in Pokrovsk.

Klymenko said that the killed were searched for with the help of dogs trained to find bodies.

Investigators are currently examining the found body fragments, while forensic experts are taking biological samples and conducting identification.

The identification of the body fragments is ongoing.

Background: On Saturday, 11 people were killed, including 5 children, and 10 others were injured in Russian strikes in the Pokrovsk district of Donetsk Oblast.

The Russians attacked the district with S-300 missiles. Most of the attack was aimed at Pokrovsk and Rivne of Myrnohrad hromada [a hromada is an administrative unit designating a town, village or several villages and their adjacent territories – ed.].

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