MOSCOW: A Ukrainian attack on the eastern occupied city of Lysychansk killed at least 15 people and wounded 10 others, Moscow-installed authorities said Saturday, adding that there were likely more dead in the rubble underneath a bakery that was struck.

Lysychansk, in the Lugansk region, fell to Russian forces after a brutal battle six months into Moscow’s offensive in 2022.

Russia’s forces said that Ukraine had struck a building housing a popular bakery and that it believed more victims were buried in the rubble.

“According to current data as a result of the shelling of a bakery in Lysychansk 15 people died and 10 were wounded with varying degrees of severity,” the Russian-installed health minister of the Lugansk region, Natalia Pashchenko, said on Telegram.

“Rescuers have also found, preliminarily, around 10 people under the rubble. There are dead among them, too,” she added.

The Moscow-installed governor of Lugansk, Leonid Pasechnik, said Kyiv had targeted a bakery that was known to have fresh bread on weekends.

RIA Novosti published a video of a heavily damaged building, with emergency workers pulling out an entirely crushed car.

Published in Dawn, February 4th, 2024

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