Russian attacks claim 8 lives across Ukraine, 19 injured

The attacks spanned 14 Ukrainian oblasts, including Chernihiv, Sumy, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Luhansk, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Kharkiv, and Donetsk.

In a devastating 24-hour period, Russian forces launched a wide-ranging assault on Ukrainian territory, resulting in eight fatalities and 19 injuries, according to reports from regional authorities on June 22.

The attacks spanned 14 Ukrainian oblasts, including Chernihiv, Sumy, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Luhansk, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Kharkiv, and Donetsk. While the assault was widespread, casualties were concentrated in the latter four regions.

Donetsk Oblast bore the brunt of the attacks, with Governor Vadym Filashkin reporting multiple strikes across the Pokrovsk, Bakhmut, and Kramatorsk districts. The town of Selydove was particularly hard hit, with two fatalities and three injuries reported. The attack also caused significant damage to civilian infrastructure, including five high-rise buildings, six houses, and a car.

In Toretsk, another town in Donetsk Oblast, Russian forces launched multiple attacks that claimed two lives and injured one resident. The assault left a trail of destruction, damaging 13 houses, an administrative building, and a key infrastructure facility.

The villages of Druzhba, Pivnichne, and Niu-York also came under fire, resulting in one death and three injuries, according to Governor Filashkin.

These attacks underscore the ongoing intensity of the conflict and its devastating impact on civilian populations. The targeting of residential areas and civilian infrastructure raises serious concerns about potential violations of international humanitarian law.

As Ukraine continues to defend against these assaults, calls for increased international support and more robust defensive capabilities are likely to intensify. The situation remains fluid, with Ukrainian authorities working to provide aid to affected areas and bolster defences against future attacks.