Russia shelled Kramatorsk and Konstantinovka with cluster munitions

The Russian army shelled Kramatorsk and Konstantinovka with cluster munitions, Pavel Kirilenko, the head of the administration of the Donetsk region, said. As a result, at least two civilians were killed and nine injured.

According to Kirilenko, the shells hit the Bernatsky park and the building of the ritual service. About ten houses and several cars were also damaged.

In addition, the Russian army fired Uragan MLRS cluster munitions at Konstantinovka in the Donetsk region, Kirilenko said. Six people were injured, the head of the administration of the Donetsk region said.

“We landed in the area of ​​u200bu200bthe central market and the Detsky Mir store. According to operational data, 10 private houses, 9 high-rise buildings, a school, a children’s store, a dozen private cars and garages were damaged, ”wrote on his Telegram channel.

Cluster munitions consist of containers that open in the air and scatter large amounts of explosive ordnance or “small caliber bombs” over a wide area, writes the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). They can be dropped from an airplane using artillery or rockets. Typically, cluster munitions are used to kill or injure infantry or damage vehicles.

Kramatorsk is the largest city in the Donetsk Oblast under the control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. It is regularly subjected to missile attacks by Russia.

So, on the morning of March 14, Russian troops shelled the Kramatorsk housing estate, damaging 25 apartment buildings, one private house, as well as a kindergarten, museum and office building. At least one person was killed and seven other civilians were injured.


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