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Pro-Russian DPR Accuses Ukrainians Of Firing Missile At City In Attack That Killed Civilian Woman

The DPR said in a statement: “Ukrainian nationalists fired from a Grad MLRS at the city of Makiivka.”

The pro-Russian Donetsk People’s Republic has accused “Ukrainian nationalists” of firing a missile at a city, resulting in the death of one civilian woman and injuring a man.

The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), which is a breakaway state located in eastern Ukraine and recognized by Russia but not by the majority of the international community, also said that buildings and vehicles have been damaged.

The released footage, which has not been independently verified and which was obtained from the DPR’s press office, appears to show a damaged building, with its roof seriously damaged, along with blood on the floor and what appear to be the remains of a missile.

The footage also appears to show damaged vehicles.

The DPR said in a statement: “Ukrainian nationalists fired from a Grad MLRS at the city of Makiivka.”

Makiivka is a city in eastern Ukraine in the Donetsk Oblast region.

The DPR added in its statement: “As a result of the terrorist attack, a woman was killed and a man was wounded. Residential buildings and vehicles were also damaged.”

The Grad MLRS is a multiple rocket launcher mounted on the back of a vehicle.

Ukrainian nationalists from the Grad MLRS fired at the city of Makiivka. (Press Service of the UNM DPR/Zenger).

We contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment but had not received a reply at the time of writing.

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation.” June 10 marks the 107th day of the campaign.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 10, Russia had lost 31,900 personnel, 1,409 tanks, 3,450 armored fighting vehicles, 712 artillery pieces, 222 multiple launch rocket systems, 97 anti-aircraft systems, 212 warplanes, 178 helicopters, 2,438 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 warships, 572 tactical drones, 54 pieces of special equipment and 125 cruise missiles.

Ukrainian nationalists from the Grad MLRS fired at the city of Makiivka. (Press Service of the UNM DPR/Zenger).

Over 1,000 Ukrainian troops captured in Mariupol have been transferred to Russia, according to Russian media. Ukrainian officials estimate that at least 21,000 civilians have been killed in the city.

Two British men, Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, have been sentenced to death by a court in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine after being captured while fighting with the Ukrainian army in Mariupol against Russian troops.

An aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that Ukraine is losing up to 200 troops a day.

Ukrainian nationalists from the Grad MLRS fired at the city of Makiivka. (Press Service of the UNM DPR/Zenger).

The United Kingdom and the United States are sending long-range missile systems to Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of more attacks in Ukraine if the West sends long-range weapons.

President Putin has said that the West will not be able to wean itself off from Russian oil and gas for years. US officials have now also admitted that Russian profits on energy might even be higher than they were before the war started.

President Zelenskyy has said that Russian attacks on the cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk have turned them into “dead cities”. But he added that Ukrainian forces could still hold Severodonetsk despite being outnumbered.

Ukrainian nationalists from the Grad MLRS fired at the city of Makiivka. (Press Service of the UNM DPR/Zenger).

On June 5 Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, walked out of a Security Council meeting after his country was blamed by European Council president Charles Michel for triggering a global food crisis.

President Zelenskyy has requested that a corridor be set up so that the country may export grain currently stuck in Ukrainian ports.

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recommending that the European Union grant Ukraine the status of candidate country for EU membership. This week, 438 members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the resolution, with 65 voting against and 94 abstaining.

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