8 dead in the Russian bombing of a bus stop in eastern Ukraine

At least eight people were killed and four wounded Thursday when Russia bombed a bus stop in the city in front line of Toritsk, in eastern Ukraine, announced the governor of the Donetsk region.

“According to preliminary information, there was artillery fire. They hit a public bus stop and in at that moment there was a crowd, “Pavlo Kirilenko wrote on Telegram.

It was reported that three of the four injured were children. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday urged the region’s residents to leave quickly in the face of Russian bombing and problems with water supply and heating.

“I appeal to all residents of the region: do not be a target of the Russians! Leave without delay!”, Kirilenko said in his post. Russian bombing targeted several Ukrainian towns and villages on Thursday, including Mykolaiv in the south, where residential buildings were damaged. in two neighborhoods, according to Mayor Oleksandr Senkevich. In Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city, local authorities reported Russian missile attacks on industrial areas. Ukrainian forces are conducting a counter-offensive in the south of the country, where they claim to have recaptured more than 50 villages from Russian forces.