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At least three killed, 42 injured in Russia’s missile strike on center of Donetsk’s Kramatorsk (updated)

Aftermath of a Russian missile strike on central Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast on 27 June 2023. Photo: President’s Office.

Local residents of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, heard explosions at about 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on 27 June 2023.

According to Donetsk Oblast Military Administration  Head Pavlo Kyrylenko and the President’s Office Head, Andrii Yermak, Russians fired two missiles, one of which hit a detached home neighborhood in Bilenke village near the city, and another struck a pizzeria in central Kramatorsk.

Pizzeria in Kramatorsk destroyed by a Russian missile strike on 27 June 2023. Donetsk Oblast Administration.

As of 21:50, the death toll was at three, and the injury toll rose to 25, Yermak reported. The local police told Donbas.Realii that one of the killed in the attack was a child. Among the injured were a child and three foreign citizens, according to Kyrylenko. The search and rescue operation was underway since people were still reportedly trapped under the rubble of the pizzeria.

“Numerous houses, shops, cafes and other establishments were damaged near the site of the hit,” Kyrylenko said.

Damage from a Russian missile strike on central Kramatorsk on 27 June 2023. President’s Office.

Update:

As of 22:00, the Russian attack on Kramatorsk killed three people, including a child, and injured 42, according to the National Police, Suspilne reports. Rescuers continue to clear the rubble.

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