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Russian massive attack on Donbas: Many wounded, including children, people under rubble

Russian massive attack on Donbas: Many wounded, including children, people under rubble Russia massively attacked Pokrovsk, Myrnohrad and Novohradivka in the Donetsk region on November 30 (
Author: Maria Kholina

In a coordinated attack on the night of Thursday, November 30, Russian occupiers targeted three cities in the Donetsk region with six S-300 missiles - Pokrovsk, Myrnohrad, and Novohradivka. Many are injured, including children, and there may still be people trapped under the rubble, according to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ihor Klymenko.

"Pokrovsk, Novohradivka, and Myrnohrad were shelled. As a result of the shelling, 10 people were affected, including 4 children. Police paramedics rescued a baby. Five more people are still being searched for under the rubble," his statement reads.

РФ вночі масовано вдарила по Донбасу: багато поранених, серед них діти, люди під завалами

The State Emergency Service and the police have been working at the sites all night (


Among the victims is a family with two children: a 16-year-old boy and a 6-month-old infant. Another 13-year-old boy was also injured. Preliminary reports indicate damage to an apartment building, nine private houses, a police department, vehicles, and garages.

"One of the shells exploded in the yard of a house where a family with two children lived. The shelling destroyed the roof and walls of the house, burying the family under the debris," he explained.

A police paramedic helped a man with a bleeding baby in his arms escape from under the rubble.

"After examining the boy, the police officer wrapped him up and quickly transported him to the hospital. The six-month-old Ilay is not in life-threatening condition anymore," added the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.


Occupiers targeted a multi-story building here, injuring a 13-year-old child.

"Police and emergency services continue to work at the site of the missile strike. It is likely that five more people, including a child, may be under the rubble," Klymenko added.


Russians struck the city with two S-300 missiles, causing damage to the police department.

"Emergency services and police have been working at the strike sites all night. The search and rescue operation is ongoing, with police documenting the aftermath of the Russian strikes," summarized the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Shelling of the Donetsk region

Russian forces consistently shell towns in the Donetsk region, targeting both frontline cities and those in the so-called rear.

On November 28, Russian forces conducted an aerial attack on a minery in Toretsk, Donetsk region. Four women workers in one of the workshops were affected. The number of injured later increased to five.

On November 26, occupiers attacked a rescue unit in the Donetsk region.