Strike against a building in Pokrovsk: Russia says it hit a command center
Sylvie Claire / August 10, 2023
The Russian army claimed on Tuesday to have struck a Ukrainian military command center in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine, where at least seven people were killed the previous day in a double strike on civilian buildings, according to Kiev.
In the area of the locality of Krasnoyarsk (the Soviet name for Pokrovsk, editor's note) (...) a forward command center of the Ukrainian 'Khortytsia' group was hit", said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.
At least seven people were killed and 67 injured by two Russian missiles in a five-storey building in Pokrovsk on Monday evening. Ukrainian Interior Minister Igor Klymenko confirmed the death toll, adding that 29 police officers, seven rescue workers and two children were among those killed.
Rescue operations, interrupted overnight due to the risk of further bombardments, resumed at dawn on Tuesday to find any survivors in the rubble.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had previously said on X, formerly Twitter, that Russia had struck "an ordinary residential building ».