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21 killed in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine: Governor

21 killed in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine: Governor

At least 21 civilians have been killed in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine. 27 people were injured. Donetsk Gov. Pavlo Kirilenko made the announcement. Khabar Al-Jazeera. .......................

“At least 10 people were killed in the Russian shelling of the Avdivka coke factory,” the governor said in a telegram on social media. He added that five people were killed in the shelling in the town of Liman, four in Bhugledar and two in the villages of Velika Novosilka and Shandrigolov.

According to an AFP report, the former railway area of ​​Liman is known as the “Red City” for its red brick industrial buildings. Following the withdrawal of Ukrainian forces, Liman is expected to fall into the hands of Russian forces as the next city.

21 killed in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine: Governor

The governor said this was the highest death toll since a Russian attack on a railway station in the town of Kramatorsk about 59 months ago killed 59 people.

When Russia invaded Ukraine two months ago, the mining-rich east became a target for Russian forces. Western officials fear that Russia may declare full control of the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk by mid-May.

Russia launched an attack on the neighboring country on February 24, citing Ukraine’s move to join NATO as a threat to its security. In addition to missile and air strikes, Russian forces initially launched ground operations from the north, east and south. Later, in the face of resistance from Ukrainian forces, Moscow withdrew its forces from the north and intensified its operations in the east and south.

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