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High-rise buildings, cafes, and shops targeted - Russian attack on Pokrovsk, Donetsk region

High-rise buildings, cafes, and shops targeted - Russian attack on Pokrovsk, Donetsk region Photo: Russians shelled Pokrovsk (

On August 7th, a Russian missile strike on Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region resulted in the loss of civilian lives. Additionally, there are confirmed reports of several Ukrainians being injured. Read the detailed information on the attack in the latest RBC-Ukraine report.

Two civilians killed

"At present, information confirms the deaths of two individuals, a woman and a man. Four injured have been rushed to medical care. Rescue teams and medical personnel are working at the scene," said Andriy Yermak, head of the President's Office.

Yermak further emphasized the imperative of neutralizing the Russian terrorists and forcibly depriving them of the means to engage in warfare and targeting civilians.

In response, Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of Donetsk Regional Administration, reported that the hostile attack on Pokrovsk resulted in 7 individuals injured based on preliminary data.

Buildings damaged

The attack resulted in substantial damage to a nine-story and a five-story residential buildings, private homes, a hotel, stores, as well as administrative structures, as reported by the head of the regional administration.

Photo: aftermath of the Russian missile attack (

Recommendations from local authorities

Officials at the Pokrovsk Municipal Military Administration urged residents to remain calm and seek shelter during air raid alarms.

They also stressed the importance of keeping a safe distance from the Russian strike zone, warning that aside from potential repeated shelling, the affected area might experience building collapses.

"Adhere to the instructions of rescue personnel and stay updated through the news," the authorities added.

Toll rises

Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs, Ihor Klymenko, reported that the Russian attack had claimed the lives of five people, while 18 others suffered injuries.

"As of 21:20, four civilians lost their lives during the initial strike, and three were injured. In a subsequent shelling, the deputy chief of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service in the Donetsk region was killed," clarified the minister.

Klymenko noted that the Russian attack also left four rescuers, eight police officers, and three civilians injured. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.

More photos of rescue operations

The State Emergency Service showcased photos depicting the efforts of rescuers assisting at the scene of the Russian strike on Pokrovsk.

Photo: rescue operations in Pokrovsk (

The report also confirmed that five rescuers sustained injuries as a result of the attack.

Iskander missiles used for the attack

As reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General, Russia employed ballistic Iskander missiles for the bombardment of Pokrovsk.

"Under the procedural guidance of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office, a pre-trial investigation has been initiated concerning the breach of laws and customs of war," stated the Prosecutor General's Office.

Casualties mount

Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko shared that the attack resulted in 31 injured civilian residents of Pokrovsk.

"Among them are 19 police officers, 5 emergency personnel of the State Emergency Service, and 1 child," he said.

Update by regional administration

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of Donetsk Regional Administration, corrected the information, revealing that there were 5 fatalities and 14 injured civilians in Pokrovsk.

"Furthermore, two emergency personnel of the State Emergency Service and one military personnel have lost their lives," he added.

Kyrylenko said that among the injured were nine police officers, a local administration employee, and a soldier.

Casualties mount again

Serhiy Dobriak, head of Pokrovsk Military Administration, informed "Suspilne" that the count of casualties from Russian missile strikes had escalated to seven individuals, with 27 citizens sustaining injuries.

The clearing of debris had been temporarily suspended.

Over fifty injured

As of 00:30 on Tuesday, the number of injured individuals in Pokrovsk rose to 57, reported Serhiy Dobriak, head of Pokrovsk Military Administration.

He also disclosed that the clearance of debris had commenced. The fatality count remained unchanged at seven victims.

Nearly 70 injured by morning

Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko gave an update in the morning on Tuesday, revealing that by 07:00, there were 67 confirmed injuries. These included 29 police officers, 7 emergency personnel, and 2 children.

"We are resuming debris clearance. We had to suspend operations during the night due to a high risk of further shelling," the official added.

Deputy Head of State Emergency Service among killed

As a result of the Russian missile strikes on Pokrovsk, Colonel of the Civil Protection Service and Deputy Chief of the Main Directorate for Response to Emergency Situations of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Donetsk region, Andriy Omelchenko, lost his life at 52 years old, as confirmed by the State Emergency Service.

Minister Klymenko said that Omelchenko had dedicated half of his life to service, expressing his heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the fallen hero.

Під ударом багатоповерхівки, кафе та магазини. Що відомо про ракетну атаку на Покровськ

Pokrovsk under fire

Recapping the events of August 7, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed that the occupiers launched two missile strikes on Pokrovsk.

The nation's leader pledged a strong response to these Russian acts of terror.