Deadly Shelling Strikes Market in Donetsk, At Least 25 Killed

A deadly blast occurred at a market and shopping district in the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, reportedly resulting in at least 25 fatalities and 20 injuries. The local pro-Russian officials have attributed the attack to Ukrainian forces. In a separate incident, Ukrainian officials have confirmed that the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) conducted a special operation targeting an oil terminal near St. Petersburg, Russia, causing a significant fire. This attack is said to have hampered Russian military logistics and dealt an economic blow to Russia.

  • A market in Donetsk, a Russian-occupied city in eastern Ukraine, was hit by shelling, causing significant casualties.
  • Local pro-Russian officials claim at least 25 people were killed and 20 others injured in the Donetsk attack.
  • Graphic scenes from Donetsk show numerous fatalities and extensive damage to the area.
  • Russia’s foreign ministry has labeled the Donetsk attack as a “barbaric terrorist act” and implied Western complicity.
  • Ukraine has not officially commented on the Donetsk incident.
  • Ukrainian authorities confirmed a separate operation targeting an oil terminal outside St. Petersburg, Russia, which led to a major fire.
  • The targeted terminal in Ust-Luga is of strategic importance, being a major port and the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
  • The Ukrainian attack on the Russian oil terminal is seen as both a military and economic setback for Russia.
  • This incident marks a significant extension of Ukraine’s capability to strike deep into Russian territory.
  • The attack in Donetsk is considered one of the deadliest against civilians in Russian-occupied Ukraine since the conflict began.

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