The rescue team is working in the town of Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on July 11, 2022, in a house damaged by a Russian military attack during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. REUTERS / Gleb Garanich
Kyiv: The death toll under a collapsed apartment in the Donetsk town of Chashibuyar rose to 43 on Tuesday night, and rescue operations were carried out within four days of the building being hit by a Russian rocket fire. The corps said.
More than 420 tonnes of debris have been removed and nine people have been rescued from under the ruins, the regional emergency services agency wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.
Andrey Jermac, Chief of Staff of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, said Sunday’s strike was “another terrorist attack” and, as a result, Russia should be designated as a national supporter of terrorism.
Russia, which has deliberately denied targeting civilians, said on Monday that it had “destroyed a temporary deployment point” for the Ukrainian territorial defense forces in Chasibjar.