The number of people injured after a shell hit a house in Alchevsk rose to 14 | World news | News

The number of people injured as a result of a shell hitting a residential building in Alchevsk in the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has grown to 14. Mayor of the city Albert Apshev told TASS on Saturday, August 6.

“14 victims. While preliminary [из них один] there is a deceased. Four children were injured, one is in intensive care,” he said.

Earlier that day, it was reported that one person was killed and nine others were injured when a shell hit a residential building in Alchevsk.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, the shelling was carried out by militants of the armed formations of Ukraine. Based on the results of the audit, a criminal case will be initiated on the grounds of crimes under Parts 1 and 2 of Art. 439 of the Criminal Code of the LPR (“Use of prohibited means and methods of warfare”) and Art. 440 of the Criminal Code of the LPR (“Genocide”).

Also, more than ten houses received various damages as a result of shelling. Apshev stated that the sleeping area of ​​the city was hit. The mayor noted that the residents of the damaged houses will be temporarily accommodated in the educational institution.

Prior to this, on August 1, it was reported that the city of Pervomaisk in the LPR was shelled. VFU used a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) of the American production M142 HIMARS. As a result, five apartment buildings were damaged, as well as several social infrastructure facilities.

Meanwhile, it became known that Ukrainian troops shelled the city of Alchevsk on July 25, firing missiles at it from American HIMARS MLRS.

On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass. It began against the backdrop of the situation in the region that worsened in mid-February. Then the authorities of the DPR and LPR reported on the increased shelling by the Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of the civilian population in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a corresponding decree.

For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.

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