Russian attacks on Eastern Ukraine leave multiple civilians dead and wounded

In the Southern Kherson region, local authorities reported that morning attacks resulted in one civilian death and two injuries.

Russian forces have launched a series of attacks on residential areas in the eastern Donetsk region, resulting in multiple civilian casualties. Donetsk governor Vadym Filashkin reported that over the past 24 hours, four civilians were killed and six others wounded in these attacks.

The village of Niu-York, situated less than five kilometres from the frontline, bore the brunt of the assault. This settlement has been under fire since 2014, underscoring the long-standing nature of the conflict in the region. In response to the escalating danger, Ukrainian authorities are urging remaining civilians in frontline areas like Niu-York to evacuate.

The violence was not limited to Donetsk. In the southern Kherson region, local authorities reported that morning attacks resulted in one civilian death and two injuries. The northeastern Kharkiv region also suffered casualties, with governor Oleh Syniehubov confirming one death and nine injuries over the past day.

These attacks on civilian areas represent a continuing pattern in the conflict, raising concerns about the protection of non-combatants in war zones. The targeting of residential areas may constitute a violation of international humanitarian law, which prohibits indiscriminate attacks on civilian populations.

The ongoing casualties highlight the urgent need for diplomatic efforts to de-escalate the conflict and protect civilian lives. International organizations and human rights groups continue to call for adherence to the laws of war and the protection of civilians caught in the crossfire.

As the conflict persists, the humanitarian situation in these regions remains precarious. Local authorities and aid organizations face significant challenges in providing assistance and facilitating evacuations from dangerous areas.