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War in Ukraine, day 636 | Two civilians killed in Russian strikes on hospital and mining building

(Kyiv) Two civilians were killed in a nighttime Russian drone and missile attack on a hospital and a mining building in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities announced Tuesday.

“Two dead and eight injured: prosecutors record the consequences of the attack” on Selydové, the Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement on Telegram.

According to the first elements of the investigation, the Russian army attacked the town of Selydové, in the Donetsk region, with S-300 missiles.

“The bombing killed one civilian and eight suffered bruises and injuries from shrapnel,” lamented the prosecution.

Russian missiles also “hit a business” killing a 63-year-old worker who was in one of the premises, according to the same source.

According to the Ukrainian army, this affected building is connected to “the Kotlyarevska mine”.

The Ukrainian Air Force, for its part, indicated in a press release that it had intercepted nine of the ten drones launched by Russia, as well as an Iskander-type cruise missile. The Russian army also fired four guided missiles, according to Kyiv.

Last week, at least four people died following a Russian strike on a residential building in Selydové.

In the Kharkiv region (north-east), a 29-year-old man died in a fire in his house following a Russian strike, according to regional authorities.

Ukraine has already said it is preparing for an increase in Russian attacks, particularly on energy installations, with the arrival of subzero temperatures.

Last year, Russian strikes on the country’s energy infrastructure left thousands of people in the cold and darkness for extended periods.

Kyiv has since received more air defense systems from its allies.

The Kremlin said at the time that Ukraine’s leaders were responsible for the civilian suffering linked to the long power outages because Kyiv refused to accept conditions set by Moscow to end the conflict.

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