On Tuesday night, two people were killed and six were wounded in Russian attacks on the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Kharkiv. Ukrainian officials reported that Ukrainian air defenses successfully shot down nine out of ten Russian drones.
Missiles hit a hospital in the Donetsk town of Selidove and a coal mine, Minister of the Interior Ihor Klimenko announced on Telegram. Two hospital buildings were damaged, six civilians were wounded, and there could be more victims under the ruins as clearing continues. Additionally, one worker died in the coal mine, with four buildings, 19 vehicles, and a power line being damaged. There were initially 39 miners trapped, but they have all been pulled out.
The Russian occupation forces have captured most of Donetsk, and Moscow seeks to capture the entire region. In Kharkiv, one person was killed in the Russian bombing as reported by the governor of the region Oleh Sinehubov. However Reuters was unable to verify these reports.
The attack involved Shahid-type kamikaze drones produced in Iran which were shot down by Ukrainian air defenses overnight on Tuesday according to official statements from Ukraine’s military forces.