Russian troops launched an air missile attack on the center of Kramatorsk. Mayor Alexander Goncharenko announced this on his Facebook page:
“There are victims. We find out the consequences, rescue services are working.”
This is the second attack on Kramatorsk in the last week. On July 3, the city was hit by shelling of neighboring Slavyansk, which was hit by "the most massive strike in recent times." According to the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Russian troops destroyed a hotel complex in Kramatorsk and part of a road in a residential area.
In early April, Kramatorsk railway station was hit by a rocket attack, which killed more than 50 people. Immediately after the strike, Russian propaganda Z-channels spread information that Russia was firing at a "gathering of UAF fighters" at the Kramatorsk railway station. However, when photographs of dead civilians emerged, these entries were altered.
The Security Service of Ukraine, after analyzing the trajectory of the missile and other data, found out that the strike was carried out from the territory controlled since 2014 by the pro-Russian armed formations of the “DPR”.