The police chief of the city of Popasna, 100 km west of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine, said on Saturday that the Russian army launched attacks with white phosphorous bombs on Saturday night.
“This is what the Nazis called a “burning onion” and this is what the “Russians” (a mixture of Russians and fascists, according to an AFP editorial) in our cities. Bilochytsky on the social network Facebook, although this information has not yet been verified.
And in Kramatorsk, Donbass region, a convoy carrying people to Lviv, western Ukraine, was attacked on Saturday night, according to the head of the Donetsk Military District, Pavlo Kirilenko, who said the bombings killed one person and wounded another.
The Donbass region also witnessed two Orthodox churches that sheltered civilians who were injured in the fighting, but without causing any casualties. According to the regional authorities, a church in Svyatogorsk, a popular place of worship in the Donetsk region, and a church in Severodonetsk, Lugansk region, were attacked.
These sites are located in parts of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions that were not part of the territory claimed by pro-Moscow separatist forces until the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.
On February 24, Russia launched a military attack on Ukraine that has already caused at least 564 deaths and more than 982 casualties among the civilian population and caused some 4.5 million people to flee, including 2.5 million to neighboring countries, according to the latest United Nations report. data.
The Russian invasion was condemned by most of the international community who responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and tightening economic sanctions on Moscow.
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