Donetsk: Deadly Blast Hit Kill 27 People In Supermarket In Russia-Held Ukraine City, Officials say

Russian-installed officials in Donetsk blamed Ukraine for the strike, although Kyiv has not commented
Denis Pushilin said a Ukrainian strike, killed 27 and also injured 25 people, had hit a busy supermarket and that the casualty figures might change.

At least 27 people have been killed in a shelling attack and 25 injured in the Russian-held city of Donetsk, the Moscow-installed leader of the region says.

Russia’s foreign ministry denounced the strike as a “barbaric terrorist attack” against civilians.

There has so far been no comment from Ukraine on the incident.

BBC News was not able to immediately verify the circumstances around the strike.

Mr Pushilin said the “horrendous” strike took place when the supermarket was at its busiest.

Photographs published by Reuters news agency appeared to show destroyed shop fronts, as well as bodies lying in the street.

According to AFP, a local resident named Tatiana told local media she heard an incoming projectile overhead, and hid under her supermarket stall.

“I saw smoke, people screamed, a woman was crying,” she was quoted as saying.

Donetsk city and parts of the wider region in eastern Ukraine were first seized by Russian-backed forces in 2014, and the area has been partially controlled by Moscow ever since.

The city is around 20km (12 miles) from the frontline. Areas near Donetsk city – including Mariinka and Avdiivka – have seen some of the fiercest fighting of late.

It has been almost two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, but it has made little progress in recent months.

On Saturday it claimed to have captured the village of Krokhmalne in north-eastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv region. A Ukrainian military spokesman confirmed its forces had withdrawn from the area, but said the territory was of little military importance.

Days earlier Moscow also claimed to have taken control of a settlement named Vesele in Donetsk. Kyiv has not confirmed the claim.

You May Also Like
Read More

The Vatican Court of Appeal Sentences A Priest for Sexual Abuse To 2 Years And 6 Months

The Vatican Court of Appeal revoked a sentence issued in the first degree and sentenced Father Gabriele Martinelli to 2 years and 6 months for sexual abuse in “a historic sentence,” according to the victim’s lawyer. On the other hand, Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for a real estate scandal.
Read More
Read More

Germany Legalises Cannabis, But Makes It Hard To Buy

The German parliament has backed a new law to allow the recreational use of cannabis. Under the law, over-18s in Germany will be allowed to possess substantial amounts of cannabis, but strict rules will make it difficult to buy the drug. Smoking cannabis in many public spaces will become legal from 1 April. Possession of up to 25g, equivalent to dozens of strong joints, is to be allowed in public spaces. In private homes the legal limit will be 50g.
Read More
Read More

Nearly Half Of Women In United States Report Workplace Harassment

Fifty-eight per cent of women with a disability and 41 per cent of men reported such incidents, compared with 41 per cent of women and 28 per cent of men without a disability. Nearly half of women and three in 10 men in United States have reported experiencing some form of harassment or sexual assault in the workplace, according to new data from the United States Department of Labor Statistics.
Read More
Read More

6 Presumed Dead After Ship Rammed On Bridge Collapsing Leaving Powerless Baltimore Merchant Industry

A cargo ship lost power and rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday, destroying the span in a matter of seconds and plunging it into the river in a terrifying collapse that could disrupt a vital shipping port for months. Six people were missing and presumed dead, and the search for them was suspended until Wednesday morning.
Read More