Dozens Reported Dead in Donetsk Market Attack Amid Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine



At least 25 people have been killed in an attack in the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk, with Ukrainian forces blamed by the Kremlin-installed authorities for the shelling. The incident occurred in a busy area with many shops and a market. There has been no immediate comment from the Ukrainian government. Additionally, a suspected Ukrainian drone attack has targeted an oil storage depot near St. Petersburg, Russia, causing a fire and interrupting operations at the facility. Ukrainian officials have not officially claimed responsibility but have indicated targeting such infrastructure is in retaliation to Russia’s actions that affect Ukraine’s economy.

  • At least 25 people killed in the Donetsk attack in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine.
  • The attack happened in a market area on the western side of the city, near the front lines.
  • Kremlin-installed authorities in Donetsk have accused Ukrainian forces of the shelling.
  • No immediate response from the Ukrainian government regarding the Donetsk attack.
  • Gruesome images of the attack’s aftermath are circulating on social media.
  • A suspected Ukrainian drone attack caused a fire at an oil storage depot near St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • The terminal owner cited “external influence” as the cause of the fire and has suspended some operations.
  • Ukrainian sources have implied responsibility for similar attacks but no official confirmation has been made.
  • Attacks on Russian oil and gas infrastructure are seen as a countermeasure to Russia’s economic warfare tactics against Ukraine.
  • The success of the St. Petersburg attack suggests advancements in Ukraine’s capabilities to strike deeper into Russian territory.

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