At Least 15 Killed in Russian Strike on Apartment Building in Eastern Ukraine

At least 15 people were killed and 24 were feared buried after Russian missiles destroyed an apartment building in an eastern Ukrainian town.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said that as of July 10, five were injured in Russia’s July 9 attack on a five-story apartment building in the town of Chasiv Yar.

A nine-year-old child was among those who might still be buried under the rubble of the building, Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

The Interior Ministry shared a video showing heavy machinery and rescuers working to dig through the rubble of the building.

The video also showed rescuers carrying white bags that contained what appeared to be bodies.

“The search and rescue operation continues,” Kyrylenko told Ukrainian television, as reported by NBC News.

“We have more proof of Russia’s crimes, that they shell residential areas of any community, whether it’s close to the front lines or not,” Kyrylenko added.

Ukrainian Presidential Chief of Staff Andriy Yermak called the Russian missile strike “another terrorist attack by a terrorist country.”

“The Russian Federation should be on the list of state sponsors of terrorism” Yermak added.

The missile attack comes as the Ukrainian military reported clashes with Russian forces on the frontlines in the east and south on July 10.

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