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Russian attack on market kills woman in east Ukraine – officials

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2023-01-09T09:38:50Z

A 60-year-old woman was killed and several other people were wounded in a Russian missile strike on a market in the village of Shevchenkove in eastern Ukraine on Monday, Ukrainian officials said.

Footage posed by public broadcaster Suspilne on the Telegram messaging app showed rescue workers sifting through large piles of rubble, burning wreckage and a large crater in what it said was Shevchenkove, southeast of the regional capital Kharkiv.

Oleh Synehubov, governor of the Kharkiv region, wrote on Telegram that “unfortunately a 60-year-old woman died”.

“All other victims were hospitalised. Doctors are helping them. Rescue workers continue to clear the debris,” he said.

He had said earlier that at least seven people were wounded, including a 13-year-old girl.

Andriy Yermak, head of the presidential administration, also said one person had been killed and posted a photograph of the market in flames on Telegram.

Criticising Russia over the attack, he wrote: “Common terrorists.”

The reports and images of the attack could not immediately be verified independently by Reuters.

Suspilne quoted a local official as saying at least three pavilions were destroyed in the attack and that a shopping centre was damaged, but that Monday was not a market day.

Russia, which invaded Ukraine more than 10 months ago, did not immediately comment on the reported attack.

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A firefighter works at a site of a market hit by Russian missiles, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the town of Shevchenkove, Kharkiv region, Ukraine January 9, 2023. Governor of Kharkiv region Oleh Sunehubov via Telegram/Handout via REUTERS

A building burns at a site of a market hit by Russian missiles, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the town of Shevchenkove, Kharkiv region, Ukraine January 9, 2023. Governor of Kharkiv region Oleh Sunehubov via Telegram/Handout via REUTERS

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