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Zelenskyy on Pokrovsk: No strike to pass without consequences for Russia

Zelenskyy on Pokrovsk: No strike to pass without consequences for Russia President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Russian occupants shelled Pokrovsk, Donetsk region. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that no strike by the Russian Federation on peaceful cities of Ukraine would be left without consequences.

The President explained that a rescue operation was underway in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, and the Pokrovsk district after a Russian missile strike. Zelenskyy noted that the occupiers used S-300 missiles to fire.

"The necessary rescue forces and equipment of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine have been engaged. They are dismantling the rubble. As of this time, more than ten people have been killed, including children, unfortunately... My condolences to all those who have lost their loved ones," the head of state added.

Zelenskyy noted that the Russians' strike was aimed at ordinary residential buildings, at private houses. He also noted that all the wounded are currently being provided with the necessary assistance.

"Russia must feel - always feel - that none of these strikes will be without consequences for the terrorist state. We must ensure this - with our strength, our own defense and political capabilities," the President emphasized.

The shelling of Pokrovsk

On the night of January 6, Russian invaders struck Pokrovsk. At night, local authorities said that there were no casualties.

However, in the afternoon, the head of the Donetsk Military Administration reported that six people were injured as a result of the Russian shelling of Pokrovsk. Three of them may be under the rubble.

It is now known that more than ten people died as a result of the Russian attack on Pokrovsk and the district, including 5 children.